05 Nov What Happened to Tristan in the Renaissance?
Jane Taylor (Institute for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Durham)
Friday, November 5 / 2:00 PM
In her lecture, Dr. Jane Taylor will discuss the question of ré-écriture and changing literary tastes through an analysis of two late Tristan versions, the Tristan of Pierre Sala’s (ca. 1525) and Jean Maugin’s Nouveau Tristan (1554). While Sala attempted to recover the medieval in the manuscript versions of his work, Jean Maugin endeavored to make his modernized prose treatment of the Tristan tradition, which appeared in printed form, address the forward-looking aesthetic of his times, set by the meteoric success of the Amadis de Gaule.