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  • Title: Imaginings of Time in Lydgate and Hoccleve’s Verse
  • Author: Karen Elaine Smyth
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Date: 05/01/16
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9781317118596

 

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Utilizing empirical analysis to discover medieval writers’ imaginings of time, this research presents a brand new morphology by which to check narratives of time in fifteenth-century literary tradition, specializing in poems of John Lydgate and Thomas Hoccleve. Karen Smyth begins with an outline of medieval time-keeping gadgets and considers collective and particular person attitudes and perceptions of time. She then examines a spread of Center English authors’ appropriations and improvements in relation to such perceptions, figuring out competitions of custom and innovation, permitting for an interrogation of generally accepted medieval theories of time. An empirically based mostly morphology emerges and is used to look at narratives of time in Lydgate and Hoccleve’s work. Via a collection of shut readings of chosen brief poems and Lydgate’s Troy Guide, Fall of Princes, and Siege of Thebes and of Hoccleve’s Regiments of Princes and Sequence, Karen Smyth seems at expressions of time and examples of the authors’ negotiation of time consciousness, illustrating how each poets manipulate a spread of cultural narratives of time in an effort to create a number of and typically competing temporalities inside a single poem. Smyth concurrently attracts consideration to Lydgate’s and Hoccleve’s underestimated creative expertise and lays out a way to re-evaluate medieval cultural attitudes in the direction of time

 

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