It has long been accepted that no chansons de geste were composed in England. This article challenges that view through an analysis of texts written in chanson de geste form, highlighting the generic indicators and ways in which audience expectations were shaped, then arguing that these texts were inscibed within the chanson de geste tradition in order to give insular heroes the status that the continental heroes already had.
|Translated title of the contribution||What's in a Name? Anglo-Norman Romances or chansons de geste?|
|Title of host publication||Medieval Romance, Medieval Contexts|
|Editors||Rhiannon Purdie amd Michael Cichon|
|Publisher||Boydell & Brewer|
|Pages||61 - 75|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|