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Conceptions of place in Old English poetry

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Previous studies of place and space in Anglo-Saxon literature and culture have tended to focus on the engagement with these phenomena as a means of understanding the world and of imposing order on it. The analysis offered here scrutinises instead the literary representation and function of place in the vernacular poetic tradition, as well as its symbolic significance. In its examination of conceptions of place in Old English poetry, this thesis contends that place is fundamentally fleeting...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
Jesus College
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Arts and Humanities Research Council
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000267
Funding agency for:
Brockbank, W
Programme:
Doctoral Training Programme
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Name:
Jesus College, University of Oxford
Funder identifier:
http://dx.doi.org/10.13039/501100000645
Funding agency for:
Brockbank, W
Programme:
Postgraduate Jesus College - Humanities
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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