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The Prosthetic Hinge: Saints, Kings and Knights in Late Medieval England
This project takes an interdisciplinary approach, drawing from modern prosthesis theories, disability theory and studies, as well as psychoanalysis, to think again about prosthesis and prosthetic embodiment across the ...
The Characterization of Monstrous Femininity in the Testament of Cresseid and the Awnytrs off Arthure
This dissertation uses psychoanalytic theory to examine the similar portrayals of monstrous femininity in two Middle English poems, Robert Henryson’s the Testament of Cresseid and the Awntyrs off Arthure. In the Testament, ...
Identifying, Understanding and Incorporating the Other: Cultural Encounters in Medieval Literature
This dissertation illustrates the complex nature of Christian and Saracen relations by analysing fixed and fluid representations of cultural boundaries in three medieval tales. The first chapter discusses the Sultaness in ...