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Not Diane: the risk of error in Chaucerian classicism

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When Chaucer, Lydgate, and their contemporaries made classical characters and classical allusions an important part of English poetry, they risked confusing scribes and readers. In the vein of recent studies of scribes as readers, this article explores the mistakes of scribes in copying and comprehending those details. In addition, this article explores the ways that poets’ phrasing implies awareness of those risks and seeks to mitigate them. The article thus presents the creation of the text...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1080/10412573.2017.1409962

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
Oxford college:
St Hilda's College
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Author
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
Exemplaria Journal website
Volume:
29
Issue:
4
Pages:
331-348
Publication date:
2018-03-23
Acceptance date:
2017-10-15
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EISSN:
1753-3074
ISSN:
1041-2573
Source identifiers:
735492
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uuid:40242898-b645-4060-a18e-444f884ec234
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pubs:735492
Deposit date:
2017-10-15

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