The Defence of Guenevere

Modern Critical Views

From the Journal of William Morris Studies:

Berry, Ralph. "The Symbolism of William Morris." JWMS 3.4 (Winter 1978): 20-34.

Boos, Florence. "The Defence of Guenevere: Morris's Critique of Medieval Violence," JWMS, 18.4 (Summer 2010), 8-21.

Braesel, Michaela. "The Influence of Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts on the Pre-Raphaelites and the Early Poetry of William Morris."JWMS 15.2 (2004):41-54.

Firth, Richard. "'Honorable and Nobel Adventures': Courtly and Chivalric Idealism in Morris's Froissartian Poems," JWMS 17.3 (Winter 2007).

Helsinger, Elizabeth. "Lyric Colour: Pre-Raphaelite Art and Morris's The Defence of Guenevere." JWMS 15.2 (2004): 16-40.

Hodgson, Amanda. "Riding Together: William Morris and Robert Browning."JWMS 9.4 (Spring 1992): 3-7.

Hoskins, Robert. "Image and Motif in The Haystack in the Floods." JWMS 3.2 (Summer 1976): 4-7.

Jackson, Vanessa Furse. "'Two Red Roses Across the Moon'-Reconsidering Symbolic Implications." Vanessa Furse Jackson, JWMS 12.1 (Autumn 1996): 29-34.

Miles, Rosie. "Illustrating Morris: The Work of Jessie King and Maxwell Armfield."JWMS 15.2 (2004):109-135.

Schofield, John. "The Defence of Guenevere and Contemporary Critics." JWMS 3.1 (Spring 1974): 27-30.

Williams, Todd O. "Teaching Morris's Early Dream Poems through the Three Registers." Todd O. Williams, JWMS 17.2 (Summer 2007): 99-114.

 
Other Selections:

Armstrong, Isobel.

Balch, Dennis R. "Guenevere's Fidelity to Arthur in 'The Defence of Guenevere' and 'King Arthur's Tomb." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 61-70.

Bentley, D. M. R. (Dis)continuties: Arthur's Tomb, Modern Painters, and Morris's Early Wallpaper Design. Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 17-30.

Berry, Ralph. "A Defense of Guenevere." Victorian Poetry 9(1971): 277-86.

Boos, Florence. "Justice and Vindication in William Morris's 'The Defence of Guenevere.'" King Arthur Through the Ages, eds. Valerie M. Lagorio and Mildred Leake Day. Vol. 2. Garland Publishing, Inc.: New York, 1990.

Boos, Florence. "Sexual Polarities in The Defence of Guenevere." Browning Institute Studies 13 (1985), 181-200.

Boos, Florence. "William Morris, Robert Bulwer-Lytton, and the Arthurian Poetry of the 1850s," Arthuriana 6.3 (1996), 31-53.

Calhoun, Blue. The Pastoral Vision of William Morris: The Earthly Paradise. Athens: Unviersity of Georgia Press, 1974. "Heroic Quest: The Mood of Energy," 39-59.

Dahl, Curtis. "Morris's 'The Chapel in Lyoness': An Interpretation," Studies in Philology, 51 (1954), 482-491.

Friesen, Janet Wright. "William Morris, Shaper of Tales: Creating a Hero's Story in 'Sir Peter Harpdon's End," Writing on the Image: Reading William Morris, ed. David Latham. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2007, 31-41.

Frye, Northrop. "A Conversation with Northrop Frye About William Morris," Journal of Pre-Raphaelite Studies 10 (Spring 2001), 35-42.

Frye, Northrop. "The Meeting of Past and Future in William Morris." Studies in Romanticism, Fall 1982, Vol.21(3), p.303

Hassett, Constance. "The Style of Evasion: The Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems." Victorian Poetry 29.2 (Summer 1991), 99-114.

Hazen, James. "Morris's "Haystack": The Fate of Vision," Pre-Raphaelite Review 1.1 (November 1977), 49-56.

Helsinger, Elizabeth. "Lyric Color and The Defence of Guenevere," chapter 3, Poetry and the Pre-Raphaelite Arts: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and William Morris, New Haven: Yale, 2008, 55-86.

Herbert, Karen. "Dissendent Language in The Defence of Guenevere." Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 313-27. 299-312.

Keane, Robert. "Rossetti and Morris: 'This Ever-Diverse Pair,'" The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 115-48.

Kirchhoff, Frederick. William Morris: The Construction of A Male Self, 1856-1872. Ohio University Press, 1990, 70-81.

Kirchhoff, Frederick. "'The Glory and Freshness of a Dream': Arthurian Romances as Reconstructed Childhood." Arthuriana Arthuriana 6.3 (1996), 3-13.

Kirchhoff, Frederick. "Heroic Disintegration: Morris' Medievalism and the Disappearance of the Self." The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982,75-95.

Latham, David. "Gothic Architectonics: Morris's 'Tune of Seven Towers," The Pre-Raphaelite Review, 2.2 (May 1979), 49-58.

Mancoff, Debra N. "Problems with the Pattern: William Morris's Arthurian Imagery." Arthuriana 6.3 (1996), 55-68.

Miles, Rosie. "Binding Men: William Morris's The Defence of Guenevere and the Circulation of Masculine Desire," Private and Public Voices in Victorian Poetry, eds. Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Holger Klein. Tubinger: Stauffenburg Verlag, 2000, 89-102.

Sadoff, Diane. "Erotic Murders: Structural and Rhetorical Irony in William Morris' Froissart Poems," Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 11-26.

Sadoff, Dianne. "The Poetics of Repetition and The Defence of Guenevere." In The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 97-113.

Scott, Dixon. “The First Morris,” in Primitiae: Essays in English Literature. Liverpool: The University Press, 1912: 183-236.

Shaw, W. David. "Arthurian Ghosts: The Phantom Art of 'The Defence of Guenevere.'" Victorian Poetry 34.3 (1996): 299-312.

Silver, Carole. "Dreamers of Dreams: Toward a Definition of Literary Pre-Raphaelitism."The Golden Chain: Essays on William Morris and Pre-Raphaelitism, ed. Carole Silver, New York and London: The William Morris Society, 1982, 5-51. [discusses Rossetti, Morris, and Swinburne]

Silver, Carol. The Romance of William Morris, Ohio University Press, 1982, pp. 40-42, 45-46.

Spatt, Hartley. "William Morris and the Uses of the Past." Victorian Poetry 13.3-4 (1975): 1-9.

Struve, Laura. "The Public Life and Private Desires of Women in William Morris's 'Defence of Guenevere'." Arthuriana 6.3 (1996): 15-28.

Wood, Megan. "William Morris's Conditional Moment." RaVon: Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (Summer 2009).

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