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Gwybodaeth Lyfryddol
Writing the Future - Lazamon's Prophetic History
Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley
ISBN: 9780708317143 (0708317146)Dyddiad Cyhoeddi Medi 2002
Cyhoeddwr: Gwasg Prifysgol Cymru / University of Wales Press, Caerdydd
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Does dim Adolygiad Cwsmer i'r teitl hwn.
 
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Astudiaeth ysgolheigaidd drylwyr o Brut gan Lazamon, cofnod mewn barddoniaeth o hanes Prydain o'r 12fed ganrif, lle gwelir hefyd ymddangosiad cyntaf y chwedlau Arthuraidd yn Saesneg, ynghyd â nodiadau manwl a llyfryddiaeth werthfawr, gan arbenigwraig nodedig ar weithiau Lazamon.

A thorough scholarly study of Brut by Lazamon, a 12th-century account of the history of Britain written in verse in which also the Arthurian legends first appear in English, including detailed notes and a valuable bibliography, written by a notable expert on Lazamon's works.
Gwybodaeth Bellach:
Writing the Future:
Lazamon’s Prophetic History
Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley
pp x182 216x138mm September 2002 hardback £37.50
ISBN 0-7083-1714-6
Lazamon’s Brut – a twelfth-century verse history of Britain from its supposed foundation by Brutus to the seventh-century Cadwalader – is the first major work in English after the Norman conquest and also marks the first appearance of the Arthurian legends in English. Previous Brut scholarship has tended to focus on the philological and linguistic aspects of the text, despite its historical importance and interest.
Writing the Future demonstrates Lazamon’s use of prophecy as a narrative strategy to unite and respond to political and religious ideologies, and uses the work of Mikhail Bakhtin to rethink the relationship between literature and history in the Brut. Kelley Wickham-Crowley also considers the role of oral cultures in creating literary ones, the influence of the Welsh on the evolution of British political identity, and how disparate communities become one in Lazamon’s vision for Britain’s future.
This first full-length study of the Brut as a literary whole shows how Lazamon’s vision breaks new ground in the development of English narrative forms. Writing the Future will be an essential text for all those with interests in early Middle English literature, Arthurian studies and Celtic literature and history.
Kelley M. Wickham-Crowley is an Associate Professor of English and Director of Undergraduate Studies in English at Georgetown University. She has published widely on Lazamon’s work as well as on Anglo-Saxon and early medieval archaeological issues, and is a co-editor of Spaces of the Living and the Dead: An Archaeological Dialogue (1999).
Contents

Introduction: Critical Views
Once and Future Scholarship
Current Views: Donoghue and Ambivalence

Chapter One: Language as Personal History
The Prologue of the Brut: Lazamon’s Personal History
Language as Cultural Product
Duty to Heritage
Betrayal
Duty, History and Bakhtin
Chapter Two: The Potential of Writing and Community
Play, Creation and Intent
Narrator’s Intrusions: Voice, Orality and Textuality
Dialogues
The Welsh Connection
Texts, Community and Prophecy
Lazamon and Bakhtin: Back to the Future
Chapter Three: History, Prophecy and Possibility
Magic and Divination: The Supernatural and Natural
Merlin as Lazamon’s Prophet
Prophecy, Possibility and Preaching
Lazamon and Bakhtin: Textual and Narrative Potential
Epilogue
Appendix: Overview of Lazamon’s Brut
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