Robin Hood in Outlaw/ed Spaces: Media, Performance, and Other New Directions

1st Edition

Lesley Coote, Valerie B. Johnson

Published November 7, 2016
Reference - 244 Pages
ISBN 9781472479914 - CAT# Y259254
Series: Outlaws in Literature, History, and Culture


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Following in the tradition of recent work by cultural geographers and historians of maps, this collection examines the apparently familiar figure of Robin Hood as he can be located within spaces that are geographical, cultural, and temporal. The volume is divided into two sections: the first features an interrogation of the literary and other textually transmitted spaces to uncover the critical grounds in which the Robin Hood ’legend’ has traditionally operated. The essays in Part Two take up issues related to performative and experiential space, demonstrating the reciprocal relationship between page, stage, and lived experience. Throughout the volume, the contributors contend with, among other things, modern theories of gender, literary detective work, and the ways in which the settings that once advanced court performances now include digital gaming and the enactment of ’real’ lives.

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