DepositThe Origins of Colbrond in Richardson’s “Pamela”

This paper traces the name “Colbrond” to the chivalric romance “Guy of Warwick” and compares his description with grotesque descriptions like those in “The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell” and to other features common in chivalric romances. It concludes by interpreting the use of his figure in making Lord B’s realization of virtue plausible and thereby worthy of Pamela.

MemberSabina Knight

philosophy and literature in comparative perspective; early Chinese thought and contemporary Chinese fiction; medical humanities; modern and traditional Chinese literature, literature and medicine, comparative literature (Chinese, French, Russian, Japanese, and North American), literary theory, theories of narrative; East Asian humanities; poetry; ecocriticism; nineteenth-, twentieth- and twenty-first-century Russian literature.