Cover Reveal! Ethics in the Arthurian Legend

My co-editor Evelyn Meyer and I were delighted when our publisher agreed to use the image we selected for the cover of our forthcoming edited collection of essays, and we are absolutely thrilled with this stunning final cover design. Ethics in the Arthurian Legend, published by Boydell and Brewer, will be available for pre-order April 2023, with a publication date July 2023.

Here is the cover:

And here is the Table of Contents:

Jane Gilbert, “Foreword”

Melissa Ridley Elmes and Evelyn Meyer, “Introduction”

  1. Melissa Ridley Elmes, “Arthurian Ethics before the Pentecostal Oath: In Search of Ethical Origins in Culhwch and Olwen
  2. Evelyn Meyer, “Too Quickly or Not Quickly Enough, Too Rash and Too Harshly: The Arthurian Court’s Lack of Ethics in Hartmann von Aue’s Erec and Iwein and Wolfram von Eschenbach’s Parzival
  3. Jonathan S. Martin, “The Ethics of Arthurian Marriage: Husband vs. Wife in Hartmann von Aue’s Iwein
  4. Joseph Derosier, “Arthurian Ethics and Ethical Reading in the Perlesvaus
  5. Christopher Jensen, “Translation Praxis and the Ethical Value of Chivalry in the Caligula Brut
  6. Nahir Otaño Gracia, “Imperial Ambitions and the Ethics of Power: Gender, Race, and the Riddarasögur
  7. David F. Johnson, “Lowland Ethics in the Arthur of the Dutch”
  8. Steven Bruso, “Contesting Royal Power: The Ethics of Good Lordship, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, and the March of Wales”
  9. Caitlin G. Watt, “‘As egir as any lyoun’: The Ethics of Knight-Horse Relationships in Lybeaus Desconus
  10. Matthew D. O’Donnell, “Malory’s Ethical Dinadan: Moderate Masculinity in a Crisis of Hypermasculine Chivalry”
  11. Holly A. Crocker, “Virtus, Vertues, and Gender: Cultivating a Chivalric Habitus in Thomas Malory’s Tale of Sir Gareth
  12. Mikayla Hunter, “Kingly Disguise and (Im)Perception in Three Fifteenth-Century English Romances”
  13. Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand, “‘Adventure? What is that?’ Arthurian Ethics in/and the Games We Play”
  14. Fiona Tolhurst and K. S. Whetter, “The Ethics of a New Edition of Sir Thomas Malory’s Le Morte Darthur
  15. Nicole Evelina, “The Ethics of Writing Guinevere in Modern Historical Fiction”

Elizabeth Archibald, “Afterword”

The book will be available both hardbound and as an E-publication. Evelyn and I are excited to share these thought-provoking essays with the world!


About Melissa Ridley Elmes

Professor and writer; Unrepentant nerd; chaotic good. Author of Arthurian Things: A Collection of Poems. PhD, MFA. She/hers. Views my own.
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