Courting love: comedy and genre in Robene and Makyne

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Observing that little critical scrutiny has been given to Henryson's shorter poems, argues that Henryson's Robene and Makyne challenges genre critics by its "seamlessness ... weaving together of courtly and country, formal and frolicking," and that the two lovers, who "embody the generic confusion marking the formal qualities of the poem," reflect "the comic instability of the generic resonances within the text," pointing to wider trends in Scottish imaginative literature of the period.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-97
Number of pages15
JournalStudies in Scottish Literature
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2019


  • Medieval Literature
  • Scottish Literature


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