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This thesis looks at the development of the young adult neo-medieval fantasy genre, measuring famous works from the Medieval period against works such as Tolkien's, to examine the impact of female protagonists and female authors on the genre and readers alike as neo-medieval fantasy continues to gain in popularity. Works examined include: Beowulf, Lanval, Le Roman de Silence, The Hobbit, Uprooted, and The Hero and the Crown.
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Phillips, Zoe, "Uprooting Medievalism: YA and the Future of Fantasy" (2021). Undergraduate Theses and Capstone Projects. 21.
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