Sir Gawain and the Knight of the Green Chapel

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Although the Middle English poem known as 'Sir Gawain and the Green Knight' is assumed to be a kind of comic or satirical romance deriving from the Christian courts of England in the fourteenth century, several strange features suggest a different origin and generic categorization.

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Simms has thought about the Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight for over three decades, and laments that he has room to address only a few of its facets. Nevertheless, the reading he offers varies so radically from convention that he changes the title to alert readers. The narrator he finds is not comfortable with Christian identity

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Norman Simms is Senior Lecturer at Waikato University, New Zealand.

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