IMC 2015: Sessions

Session 1044: Robin Hood: Making an Old Legend 'New'

Wednesday 8 July 2015, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:International Association for Robin Hood Studies
Organiser:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Moderator/Chair:Lesley Coote, Andrew Marvell Centre for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Hull
Paper 1044-aWhat's in a Name?: Gender, Naming, and the Early Outlaw Tradition
(Language: English)
Valerie B. Johnson, Department of English, University of Maryland, College Park
Index terms: Folk Studies, Gender Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1044-bRevision and Renewal in A Gest of Robyn Hode and Robin Hood's Birth, Breeding, Valour, and Marriage
(Language: English)
Alexander L. Kaufman, Department of English & Philosophy, Auburn University, Alabama
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Paper 1044-cThe Limits of Robin Hood's Liminality: (Sea)Food Culture in Robin Hood's Fishing
(Language: English)
Jason Hogue, Department of English, University of Texas, Arlington
Index terms: Folk Studies, Language and Literature - Middle English, Local History, Medievalism and Antiquarianism
Abstract

The legend of Robin Hood is always old, always new, always changing, and always the same. The texts concerning Robin are always revivals or renewals, telling the same, or similar, stories, changing them to suit new situations. These papers adopt fresh viewpoints on ‘new’ Robin Hoods, from the 15th to the 17th centuries. They cover subjects such as the gendering of names, the renewal of an established legend, and its adaptation for a local fishing community.