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The servants of chivalry? Dwarfs and porters in Malory and the Middle English Gawain romances

Leitch, Megan 2017. The servants of chivalry? Dwarfs and porters in Malory and the Middle English Gawain romances. Arthuriana 27 (1) , pp. 3-27. 10.1353/art.2017.0000

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Abstract

This essay explores the ways in which dwarfs and porters are sources of information, and often, more specifically, of ethical advice and/or judgement. As masculine, non-chivalric servants, dwarfs and porters are important to Arthurian epistemology—to what and how Arthurian knights, and readers of Arthurian romances, know—and not always in a comfortable way.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: English, Communication and Philosophy
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Publisher: Arthuriana
ISSN: 1078-6279
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 7 July 2016
Date of Acceptance: 6 July 2016
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2018 00:27
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/92409

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