Putting together the pieces : excerpts from Rolle, Gower, Chaucer, and Lydgate in fifteenth-century miscellanies

dc.contributor.advisorScala, Elizabeth, 1966-
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBirkholz, Daniel
dc.contributor.committeeMemberKraebel, Andrew
dc.contributor.committeeMemberWoods, Marjoie C
dc.creatorAdams, Abigail Marie
dc.creator.orcid0000-0003-1385-5174
dc.date.accessioned2023-02-02T01:14:28Z
dc.date.available2023-02-02T01:14:28Z
dc.date.created2022-08
dc.date.issued2022-08-03
dc.date.submittedAugust 2022
dc.date.updated2023-02-02T01:14:29Z
dc.description.abstractExcerpts copied in miscellanies occupy a significant place in the literary culture of late-medieval England. This dissertation surveys manuscripts excerpting Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, Rolle’s Commentary on the Song of Songs, Lydgate’s Fall of Princes, and Gower’s Confessio amantis. These manuscripts display a fifteenth-century attitude to authorship that re-shapes modern assumptions about canon formation and the laureation of Chaucer, whose works were often attributed to Lydgate and re-framed to be read through the lens of his poetry. This fifteenth-century “culture of the excerpt” shaped both the composition and reception of canonical Middle English texts, many of which may have been read more often partially than as complete works, with a preference for morally or spiritually instructive excerpts.
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2152/117393
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.26153/tsw/44274
dc.language.isoen
dc.subjectMedieval manuscripts
dc.subjectChaucer
dc.titlePutting together the pieces : excerpts from Rolle, Gower, Chaucer, and Lydgate in fifteenth-century miscellanies
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorThe University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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