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The Medieval Romance of Jaufre: a storyteller's perspective.

Purbrick, Margaret Anne 2019. The Medieval Romance of Jaufre: a storyteller's perspective. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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"Jaufre" is the only surviving Arthurian romance written in Occitan: it is anonymous, and dedicated to a king of Aragon. This study, by a professional storyteller, takes a different, practical approach to the story, and comprises three parts: first, it contains a thorough investigation into the circumstances of its composition, concluding that the most likely date would have been in 1225 for the young James I of Aragon and his queen, Leonor; the dissertation then examines how the story may have been performed in the 13th century and what other stories may have been known to the audience; and finally this research had as its major aim a re-introduction of "Jaufre" to modern audiences as a piece of storytelling. The story has now been presented in English to a number of varied audiences, both academic and general, and a critical account is included of the process and of audience responses.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Date Type: Completion
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Modern Languages
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PQ Romance literatures
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 10 May 2019
Last Modified: 10 May 2019 16:04

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