King Arthur in Popular Culture


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About the Book

The legend of King Arthur is embedded in British and American culture. Contemporary America, in particular, is a rich breeding ground for the Arthurian mythos, not only in films, novels, short stories, and fantasy and science fiction, but in other areas of popular and mass culture as well.
This work is a collection of 18 previously unpublished essays that demonstrate the impressive extent to which the Arthurian legend continues to permeate contemporary culture beyond film and literature. The essays cover the Arthurian legend in economics, ethics, education, entertainment, music, fun and games, the Internet, and esoterica.
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About the Author(s)

Elizabeth S. Sklar, a professor emerita at Wayne State University, specializes in Old and Middle English language and literature. She has published extensively in the fields of modern and medieval Arthurian legend.
Donald L. Hoffman is professor emeritus of English and former chair of that department at Northeastern Illinois University.

Bibliographic Details

Edited by Elizabeth S. Sklar and Donald L. Hoffman
Foreword by Alan Lupack
Format: softcover (6 x 9)
Pages: 272
Bibliographic Info: photos, notes, bibliographies, index
Copyright Date: 2002
pISBN: 978-0-7864-1257-0
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0527-2
Imprint: McFarland

Book Reviews & Awards

“an important contribution”—Arthuriana.