Presentation on theme: "The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell. Intro to the Text (the stuff in our textbook, pg 467-8) Context: 1450 (end of the middle ages) In Middle English,"— Presentation transcript:
The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell
Intro to the Text (the stuff in our textbook, pg 467-8) Context: 1450 (end of the middle ages) In Middle English, East Midland Dialect (see blue tab in Middle English) Associations: Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Tale – the Loathy Lady motif Malory’s Le Morte Darthur -- Similarity in narrators’ situation – i.e. imprisonment
Further Thoughts What’s some other important contextual information? What other associations can you make with our readings?
Middle English Audio The Lord's Prayer 1380, London Dialect Sir Gawain and the Green Knight Intro See the green (haha) tab in Middle English. Please note this is West Midland Dialect, not East Midland like our text.
Map From Middle English (red tab)
Elements of Narrative See Handout Any questions on the details of this story? What would you add for personal study notes? – Characterization of Narrator – Motifs – Place in context of other readings
Secondary Sources Facilitate Literary Conversation Offer us examples of “successful” papers Important because, as English majors, we need to use them in our own class papers.
“Sir Thomas Malory and The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell Reconsidered” Ralph Norris Arthuriana A Discussion of Authorship Do you think Malory could have written both? What evidence do we see for or against this? – For example, Norris mentions, as our text does, that the narrator’s are in similar imprisonment situations. What other questions does this article bring up?
Resources Handout – What other resources would you add? Works Cited – Look into the other things in the books / articles Bibliography – Always check the bibliographies of secondary sources for even more secondary source material.