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Published by University of Liverpool, Department of French in Liverpool .
Written in English


  • Lays -- History and criticism.,
  • Lays -- Translations into English.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesBiclarel., Melion and Biclarel.
Statementedited and translated by Amanda Hopkins.
GenreTranslations into English.
SeriesLiverpool online series -- 10
ContributionsHopkins, Amanda., University of Liverpool. Department of French.
The Physical Object
Pagination113 p. ;
Number of Pages113
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL16410803M
ISBN 100953381692

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  Melion and Biclarel: Two Old French Werwolf Lays - Liverpool Online S. (Paperback) Amanda Hopkins (author)Book Edition: New Edition. The book covers key terms, important characters, recurring themes, rhetorical strategies, and the narrative logic of this literature. Bisclavret to Biclarel via Melion and Bisclaret: The Author: Matthieu Boyd. This lai shares many plot features with Marie de France's Bisclavret and the anonymous Biclarel where the hero is also a werewolf. Some scholars believe that Melion and Bisclavret in particular evolved from the same source. The introduction of a magic ring, however, is unique to Melion. Symbolism. The hunt can be seen as a symbol for change. Abstract. This volume reassesses the use of the werewolf figure in six medieval romances (French, Latin, and Middle English) that date from the twelfth to fourteenth centuries, and carries research of the werewolf into the field of post-humanism through its examination of how medieval authors disperse the identity of the knight across a variety of assemblages that incorporate human and animal.

Bisclavret to Biclarel via Melion and Bisclaret: The development of a misogynist lai. In B. K. Altmann, & C. W. Carroll (Eds.), The Court Reconvenes: Courtly Literature across the Disciplines. Selected Papers from the Ninth Triennial Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society, University of British Columbia, 25–31 July (pp. –). This book lacks any discussion of business, which is definitely more of interest to me. Paul does discuss the philanthropic institutions he helped create and manage in great detail. This book is worth a read if you are at all interested in the life of an heir to a fortune, and a life of leisurely s:   Marie de France, a twelfth-century author, is a leading figure in conventional academic romances of the past century. In , a scholar wrote: An age so feminist in its sympathies as ours should be attracted the more easily to Marie de France, because she was both an artist and a woman. Biclarel is a tale told against marriage. Melion condemns women as it comes to a close -- even though the motives of its enigmatic Irish princess are impossible to discern, and she is never punished. "Bisclavret" ends with the unfaithful wife having her nose torn off, then being put to torture, then passing her deformity along to her daughters.

Melion and Biclarel: Two Old French Werewolf Lays, ed. and trans. by Amanda Hopkins (Liverpool Online Series: Critical Editions of French Texts, ) (pdf) Leslie A. Sconduto, Metamorphoses of the Werewolf: A Literary Study from Antiquity through the Renaissance (Jefferson, NC: McFarland, ).   These aspects of Melion’s setting and plot are major developments in the medieval werewolf tale most famously attested in Marie de France’s Bisclavret. The case of Melion has profound implications for understanding Celtic influence on Francophone literature in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Book Description: The essays presented here study the different linguistic and literary traditions of courtly literature, across four languages, using a wide range of approaches and taking a number of different perspectives; they reflect both current preoccupations in scholarship and perennial concerns, and use both traditional and new methodologies to study a variety of texts. You can write a book review and share your experiences. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.