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New book on women and Arthurian romance

8 January 2018

Dr Katie Garner's Romantic Women Writers and Arthurian Legend: The Quest for Knowledge has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. The book reveals the breadth and depth of women's engagements with Arthurian romance in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, exploring the Arthurian interests of the best-selling female poets of the day, Felicia Hemans and Letitia Elizabeth Landon, and many of their contemporaries.

Tracing the variety of women’s responses to the medieval revival through Gothic literature, travel writing, scholarship, and decorative gift books, it shows how the Arthurian myth in the Romantic period is a vibrant location for debates about the function of romance, the role of the imagination, and women's place in literary history