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Studies of Arthurian Legend in Modern Literature & Culture
Baetzhold, Howard G. “‘The Autobiography of Sir Robert Smith of Camelot’: Mark Twain’s Original Plan for A Connecticut Yankee.” American Literature 32.4 (Jan. 1961): 456-61.
Baetzhold, Howard G. “The Course of Composition of A Connecticut Yankee: A Reinterpretation.” American Literature 33.2 (May 1961): 195-214.
Bartocci, Clara. “A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” In Medieval and Pseudo-Medieval Literature: The J. A. W. Bennett Memorial Lectures, Perugia, 1982-1983. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti, eds. Tübingen: Gunter Narr, 1984, pp. 161-80.
Berkove, Lawrence. “A Connecticut Yankee: A Serious Hoax.” Essays in Arts and Sciences 19 (1990): 28-44.
Boyd, David L. “Tennyson’s Camelot Revisited: An Augustinian Approach to the Idylls” in The Arthurian Tradition: Essays in Convergence. Mary Flowers Braswell and John Bugge, eds. Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, 1988, pp. 163-174.
Brewer, Elisabeth. T. H. White’s The Once and Future King. Cambridge [England]: Brewer; Rochester, N.Y.: Boydell & D.S. Brewer, 1993.
Bulger, Thomas. “Mark Twain’s Ambivalent Utopianism.” Studies in American Fiction 17 (1989): 235-42.
Carley, James P. “Polydore Vergil and John Leland on King Arthur: The Battle of the Books.” Arthurian Interpretations 15.2 (Spring 1984): 86-100.
Dalrymple, Scott. “Just War, Pure and Simple: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court and the American Civil War” American Literary Realism 29 (Fall 1996): 1-11.
Fries, Maureen. “What Tennyson Really Did to Malory’s Women.” Quondam et Futurus 1.1 (Spring 1991): 44-55.
Girouard, Mark. Return to Camelot: Chivalry and the English Gentleman. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1981.
Gray, James Martin. Thro’ the Vision of the Night: A Study of Source, Evolution and Structure in Tennyson’s Idylls of the King. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1980.
Gribben, Alan. “‘The Master Hand of Old Malory’: Mark Twain’s Acquaintance with Le Morte d’Arthur.” English Language Notes 16 (1978): 32-40.
Haghofer, Natascha U. The Fall of Arthur’s Kingdom: A Study of Tennyson’s The Holy Grail. Salzburg; Oxford: University of Salzburg, 1997.
Hopkirk, Susan. “The Return of the King: Arthur in Canada.” Pioneering North America: Mediators of European Culture and Literature. Klaus Martens, ed. and preface) Andreas Hau, ed. Wurzburg, Germany: Konigshausen & Neumann, 2000. 184-92.
Hughes, Linda K. “All That Makes a Man”: Tennyson’s Idylls of the King as a Primer for Modern Gentlemen.” Arthurian Interpretations 1.1 (Fall 1986): 54-63.
Kenney, Alice P. “Yankees in Camelot: The Democratization of Chivalry in James Russell Lowell, Mark Twain, and Edwin Arlington Robinson.” Studies in Medievalism 1.2 (Spring 1982): 73-78.
Kim, Jongsoon. “Mark Twain’s Ambivalence Toward Progress: A Study of Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” The Journal of English and Literature 36.4 (1990): 643-657.
Knight, Stephen. Arthurian Literature and Society. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1983. [treats both medieval and modern versions–see above]
Lacy, Norris J. “From Medieval to Post-Modern: The Arthurian Quest in France.” South Atlantic Review. 65 (2) Spring 2000: 114-33.
Lagorio, Valerie M., and Mildred Leake Day, eds. King Arthur Through the Ages. 2 vols. New York: Garland, 1990. [treats both medieval and modern versions–see above]
Kordecki, Lesley C. “Twain’s Critique of Malory’s Romance: Forma tractandi and A Connecticut Yankee.” Nineteenth-Century Literature 41.3 (Dec. 1986): 329-48.
Machann, Clinton. “Tennyson’s King Arthur and the Violence of Manliness.” Victorian Poetry 38 (2) Summer 2000: 199-226.
Moorman, Charles. “‘Yet Some Men Say . . . that Kynge Arthure Ys Nat Ded.'” In The Arthurian Tradition: Essays in Convergence. Mary Flowers Braswell and John Bugge, eds. Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, 1988, pp. 188-199. (essay on contemporary American Arthurian literature)
Muller, Ulrich, and Werner Wunderlich. “The Modern Reception of the Arthurian Legend.” The Arthur of the Germans: The Arthurian Legend in Medieval German and Dutch Literature. W. H. Jackson and S. A. Ranawake, eds. Cardiff, Wales: University of Wales Press, 2000. 303-23.
Parins, Marylyn Jackson. “Malory’s Expurgators.” In The Arthurian Tradition: Essays in Convergence. Mary Flowers Braswell and John Bugge, eds. Tuscaloosa and London: University of Alabama Press, 1988, pp. 144-162.
Peyton, Henry Hall, III. “Wagner and the Arthurian Legend.” Arthuriana 11 (1) Spring 2001: 93-107.
Rowe, John Carlos. “How the Boss Played the Game: Twain’s Critique of Imperialism in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.” In The Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain. Forrest Robinson, ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995, pp. 175-92.
Sandler, Florence Field. “Family Romance in The Once and Future King.” Quondam et Futurus 2.2 (Summer 1992): 73-80.
Simpson, Roger. Camelot Regained: The Arthurian Revival and Tennyson, 1800-1849. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1990.
Sloane, Patricia. “Richard Wagner’s Arthurian Sources, Jessie L. Weston, and T. S. Eliot’s The Waste Land.” Arthuriana 11 (1) Spring 2001: 30-53.
Staines, David. Tennyson’s Camelot: The Idylls of the King and Its Medieval Sources. Waterloo, Ontario, Canada: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 1982.
Stephenson, Will, and Mimosa Stephenson. “Proto-Modernism in Tennyson’s ‘The Holy Grail.'” Quondam et Futurus 2.4 (Winter 1992): 49-55.
Swinburne, Algernon. “Under the Microscope.” In Swinburne Replies: Notes on Poems and Reviews. Syracuse, N.Y : Syracuse University Press, 1966 [criticizes Tennyson for distorting and debasing the Arthurian legend in his Idylls, in order to pander to mid-Victorian prudery and sentimentality]
Taylor, Beverly and Elisabeth Brewer. The Return of King Arthur: British and American Arthurian Literature Since 1900. Cambridge [Cambrideshire]: D.S. Brewer; Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble, 1983.
Thompson, Raymond H. The Return from Avalon: A Study of the Arthurian Legend in Modern Fiction. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1985.
Wilson, Robert H. “Malory in the Connecticut Yankee.” University of Texas Studies in English 27 (1948): 185-205.