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Reading Classical Authors in Capgrave's 'Life of St Katherine'

James, Sarah (2015) Reading Classical Authors in Capgrave's 'Life of St Katherine'. In: Von Contzen, Eva and Bernau, Anke, eds. Sanctity as literature in late medieval Britain. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 134-150. ISBN 978-0-7190-8970-1.

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In this essay I argue that Capgrave engages not only with Chaucer, but with classical texts - notably Virgil's 'Georgics' - at crucial points in his narrative of the life of St Katherine, utilising her sanctity as a means of developing a new kind of literariness.

Item Type: Book section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BR Christianity
P Language and Literature > PE English
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of English
Depositing User: Sarah James
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 15:24 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 17:26 UTC
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