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Discourses of mourning in Dante, Petrarch, and Proust

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This thesis interpolates medieval and modern authors and theorists, namely Dante, Petrarch, and Proust on the one hand, and Freud, Kristeva, and Derrida on the other. I propose that these writers are intimately connected and differentiated by their meditations on grief and loss. I compare, confront, and contrast these narratives of mourning in a discursive shuttling to and fro between medieval and modern, French and Italian, and literature and theory, in order to delineate the specificitie...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Worcester College
Department:
Humanities Division - Medieval and Modern Languages Faculty - French

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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:4efea31d-85c5-4a68-893e-ac694ebfa08d
Local pid:
ora:8904
Language:
English
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