'Mervayle What Hit Meant': Interpreting Pained Bodies in Malory's Morte Darthur

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Appearances of the pained, wounded knightly body in Malory’s Morte
Darthur are relatively rare. Consequently, they are frequently loaded with
interpretive significance. Reading these bodies reveals how pain functions
as an instrument of masculine control, order, and self-fashioning within
the chaotic and violent world of the Morte.
Original languageEnglish
JournalArthuriana
Volume26
Issue4
Pages (from-to)89-113
Number of pages25
ISSN1078-6279
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

    Research areas

  • Arthurian, Malory, Morte Darthur, medieval, chivalry, pain, romance

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