Luf-talkyng in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

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dc.contributor.author Mccarthy, Conor en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-02T11:05:25Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-02T11:05:25Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007004812 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Mccarthy Conor 2008, 'Luf-talkyng in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight', Springer, vol. 92, no. 1, pp. 155-162. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1572-8668 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/16019
dc.description.abstract This article argues that interpretation of the phrase luf-talkyng in line 927 of Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is important for an understanding of the debate about courteous behaviour that is central to the poem's third fitt. The words lufand luf-talkyng, and the related gesture of the kiss, encompass a range of possible meanings that are related either to courtesy or to love. To translate luf-talkyng as 'conversation about love', as many commentators do, offers only one of the meanings present, one that is used in the poem in a sense that is primarily ironic en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.title Luf-talkyng in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight en_US
dc.parent Neophilologus en_US
dc.journal.volume 92 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Netherlands en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 155 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 162 en_US
dc.cauo.name DVCERR.Alumni and Development Office en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 200500 en_US
dc.personcode 105101 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Literary Studies en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Sir Gawain and the Green Knight; courtesy; language en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 105101 en_US


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