IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1119: Other Robin Hoods

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

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 1119-aThe 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-bOutlaws and Rogues: The 16th-Century Context of A Gest of Robyn Hode
(Language: English)
Stephen Basdeo, School of Arts & Communication, Leeds Trinity University
Index terms: Folk Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Social History
Paper 1119-cTrubert 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 - Middle English, Language and Literature - French or Occitan
Abstract

Around 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’.