Arthur’s Scots scars: The last legion

Simpson, J. (2010) Arthur’s Scots scars: The last legion. In: MacDonald, E. and Simpson, A. (eds.) The Culture Mangle: Conflict, Dissonance and Interpretation in Modern Language Studies. Series: Tous Azimuts (4). University of Glasgow French and German publications: Glasgow, pp. 156-186. ISBN 9780852619179

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Explores the imagery of physical and collective trauma and its role in constructions of a ‘parallax view’ of history in medieval Arthurian traditions and the work of translation associated with them. In this respect, Arthurian materials seem to embrace an aesthetic of mangling reflective of both the violence of history and vernacular re-imagining. The study illustrates how Doug Leffler’s 2006 film adaptation of Valerio Manfredi’s novel, The Last Legion, can be read as elaborating a cinematic language reflective of key tropes in the antecedent tradition's examination of European imaginings of Rome and its afterlives.

Item Type:Book Sections
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Simpson, Dr James
Authors: Simpson, J.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PB Modern European Languages
College/School:College of Arts & Humanities > School of Modern Languages and Cultures > French
Publisher:University of Glasgow French and German publications
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 The Author
Publisher Policy:Reproduced with the permission of the author
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