Session1119
TitleOther Robin Hoods
Date/TimeWednesday 5 July 2017: 11.15-12.45
 
SponsorInternational Association for Robin Hood Studies
 
OrganiserLesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
 
Moderator/ChairLesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
 
Paper 1119-a The Hermyte of Scherwod: Friar Tuck and King Edward and the Hermit
(Language: English)
Mark Truesdale, School of English, Communication & Philosophy, Cardiff University
Index Terms: Folk Studies; Language and Literature - Middle English; Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1119-b Outlaws and Rogues: The 16th-Century Context of A Gest of Robyn Hode
(Language: English)
Stephen Basdeo, Richmond International Academic & Soccer Academy (RIASA), Leeds Beckett University
Index Terms: Folk Studies; Medievalism and Antiquarianism; Social History
Paper 1119-c Trubert and the Comic Context of Robin Hood
(Language: English)
Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Index Terms: Language and Literature - French or Occitan; Language and Literature - Middle English
 
AbstractAround the person of Robin Hood there is an aura of 'nefarious otherness', which confounds people's perceptions of what is and is not evil, criminal, and acceptable… It affects his companions and the writers who represent him in post-medieval periods. This sets up a 'game of otherness' which, to use Victor Turner's description of the game, produces 'unprecedented performances'.