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Title: The medieval romance of 'Jaufre' : a storyteller's perspective
Author: Purbrick, Margaret Anne
ISNI:       0000 0004 7962 1976
Awarding Body: Cardiff University
Current Institution: Cardiff University
Date of Award: 2019
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"Jaufre" is the only surviving Arthurian romance written in Occitan: it is anonymous, and dedicated to a king of Aragon. This study, by a professional storyteller, takes a different, practical approach to the story, and comprises three parts: first, it contains a thorough investigation into the circumstances of its composition, concluding that the most likely date would have been in 1225 for the young James I of Aragon and his queen, Leonor; the dissertation then examines how the story may have been performed in the 13th century and what other stories may have been known to the audience; and finally this research had as its major aim a re-introduction of "Jaufre" to modern audiences as a piece of storytelling. The story has now been presented in English to a number of varied audiences, both academic and general, and a critical account is included of the process and of audience responses.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: PQ Romance literatures