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    • "In Propria Persona": Artifice, Politics, and Propriety in John Gower's Confessio Amantis 

      Irvin, Matthew William (2009)
      This dissertation examines the use of personae, the rhetorical artifices by which an author creates different voices, in John Gower's Confessio Amantis. I argue that the Confessio attempts to expose how discourses of sexual ...
    • Learning to Love 

      Deagman, Rachael (2010)
      This study examines medieval edification in all of its rich senses: moral improvement, the building up of community, and the construction of a city or edifice. Drawing from medieval literature, religious writing ...
    • Love, Labor, Liturgy: Languages of Service in Late Medieval England 

      Knowles, James Robert (2009)
      This dissertation explores the complex vocabularies of service and servitude in the Age of Chaucer. Working with three major Middle English texts--William Langland's Piers Plowman (chaps. 1 and 3), Julian of Norwich's Revelation ...
    • Race and Conversion in Late Medieval England 

      Whitaker, Cord J. (2009)
      Despite general consensus among scholars that race in the West is an early modern phenomenon that dates to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, late medieval English texts of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries expend ...