Publication details [#11454]

Wolfzettel, Friedrich. 2007. Körperkonzepte im arthurischen Roman (Body Concepts in Arthurian Romance). Tübingen: Max Niemeyer. xiii, 476 pp.


The volume assembles papers delivered at the conference of the German section of the International Arthurian Society in 2005, which was devoted to the problem of corporeality in the medieval and late medieval Arthurian romance. The topic has received much attention in recent medieval studies. Here it is dealt with for the first time both from a consistently genre-historical perspective and from a comparative and interdisciplinary one. The spectrum of themes addressed ranges from concrete and metaphorical corporeality, affectivity and emotionality, and symbolic body forms to problems of "corporate" identity. (Publisher Book Description)