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    Cutaneous time in the late Medieval literary imagination

    Davis, Isabel (2013) Cutaneous time in the late Medieval literary imagination. In: Walter, K.L. (ed.) Reading Skin in Medieval Literature and Culture. London, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 99-118. ISBN 9780230338708.

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    Book synopsis: Skin is a multifarious image in medieval culture: the material basis for forming a sense of self and relation to the world, as well as a powerful literary and visual image. Treating key medieval English texts and traditions, from romance and exemplum to technical treatises and encyclopedias, the essays in this collection show the subject of skin to be a peculiarly resistant and revealing mode of reading texts, highlighting not the hierarchy, but the interdependency of the senses, and laying bare the intimacy of the human, the animal, the divine and the monstrous in medieval natural philosophy, pastoralia and ethics, and the literary imagination.


    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Creative Arts, Culture and Communication
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 17:40
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2023 12:34


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