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Recent notable book by Annegret Oehme looks at female agency in Arthurian legend 

Submitted by Michael Neininger on May 13, 2020 - 4:01pm
He should have listened to his wife!” The Construction of Women’s Roles in German and Yiddish Pre-modern 'Wigalois' Adaptations.
Annegret Oehme: He should have listened to his wife!” The Construction of Women’s Roles in German and Yiddish Pre-modern 'Wigalois' Adaptations.

Here is the book in brief in the UW Book Review: 

"Annegret Oehme, an assistant professor in the Department of Germanics, has published a new book about adaptations and translations of Wigalois, a centuries-old tale describing the adventures of an Arthurian knight, across different languages and media.

He Should Have Listened to His Wife: The Construction of Women’s Roles in German and Yiddish Pre-Modern ‘Wigalois’ Adaptations” was published in January by De Gruyter.

The publication explores two previously dismissed pre-modern adaptations of the Middle High German 1215 verse-novel “Wigalois,” and their different approaches to female agency in comparison with the original text and later Yiddish and German versions, in the 14th and 15th centuries respectively.

Read more on the department website. For more information, contact Oehme at oehme@uw.edu."

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