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Alterities: On Methodology in Medieval Literary Studies

  title={Alterities: On Methodology in Medieval Literary Studies},
  author={U. Schaefer and Milman Parry},
Medieval literary studies hold a privileged position in methodological and theoretical argumentation. The privilege is based on the limitedness of and the in-immediate access to their “material.” The latter is created by the philological barrier that virtually keeps theoretical and/or methodological intruders out. In that sense medieval literary studies potentially enjoy a sanctuary privilege: theoretical and methodological novelties may enter the sanctuary only if the philologically trained so… Expand
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