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Chaucerian metapoetics and the philosophy of poetry

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This thesis places Chaucer within the tradition of philosophical poetry that begins in Plato and extends through classical and medieval Latin culture. In this Platonic tradition, poetry is a self-reflexive epistemological practice that interrogates the conditions of art in general. As such, poetry as metapoetics takes itself as its own object of inquiry in order to reinforce and generate its own definitions without regard to extrinsic considerations. It attempts to create a poetic-knowledge p...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Oriel College
Department:
Humanities Division - English Language and Literature

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Supervisor
Publication date:
2011
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:8cf424fd-124c-4cb0-9143-e436c5e3c2da
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ora:6310

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