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Performance in the Anglo-Saxon poetic imagination

  title={Performance in the Anglo-Saxon poetic imagination},
  author={Steven John Alan Breeze},
  • S. Breeze
  • Published 30 September 2018
  • Art, Linguistics
This thesis proposes a distinct, poetic conception of ‘artistry’ (the collective term incorporating performer, performance, and musical instrument used in the thesis) in early medieval England. Through stylistic and aesthetic analysis of Old English poetry, informed by oral-formulaic and post-oral-formulaic theory, and theoretical strands such as Peter Clemoes on the relationship between thought and language and Michael Drout on tradition, the thesis accepts that representations of… 
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