Folklore, Myth, and Ritual.

Author / Editor
Utley, Francis Lee.

Folklore, Myth, and Ritual.

Dorothy Bethurum, ed. Critical Approaches to Medieval Literature: Selected Papers from the English Institute, 1958-59 (New York: Columbia University Press, 1960), pp. 83-109.

Examines critical opinions about the presence of mythic, folkloric, and ritualistic images and allusions in medieval English literature, commenting on various works and critical views of them: "Beowulf," "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight," accounts of Robin Hood, drama, and several of Chaucer's works (TC, KnT, MerT, and PardT), observing generally that Chaucer's poems have resisted or escaped such analysis.

Alternative Title
Critical Approaches to Medieval Literature.

Chaucer Subjects
Background and General Criticism