Zell B. Miller Learning Center (SLC/MLC)
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"The Historiographic Affordances of Undecayed Flesh in Middle English Saints' Lives," Cynthia Turner Camp, English Literature.She specializes in Middle English literature, particularly fifteenth-century history and hagiography.Project Title: Imagining the Holy Past in Fifteenth-Century EnglandThis book project examines the late medieval “afterlives” of five Anglo-Saxon saints in the work of poets, famous and anonymous, who used Middle English poetic “lives” of these saints to define their current ethical and political situations. Combining events from chronicle narratives and earlier saints’ lives, these poets invent a narratively hybrid genre that shapes readers’ sense of both past and present. The book will explore these writers’ historical consciousness and historiographic methods, explicating their visions of insular history and the rhetorical, visual, and material methods they employed to forge (at times unlikely) connections with the distant past.Part of the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts 2012-2013 Fellows Series.