A Review of Robin Hood Scholarship Published in 2017-2018
Keywords:Robin Hood, scholarship, review
This article provides an overview of the Robin Hood scholarship published in 2017 and 2018. The material covered a wide range of topics and demonstrates the depth inherent in medieval studies, medievalism studies, and adaptation studies, as well as in examinations of publishing, reading, and performance practices from the medieval period to the twentieth century. While most of the scholarship considered the interaction between the Robin Hood legend and politics, the approaches to analysis and texts explored are quite diverse. As demonstrated by many scholars, revisiting and reexamining generally accepted claims often leads to a productive and enlightening discussion of the ever-engaging Robin Hood legend and materials.