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Lydgate and the lenvoy

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This article charts the development of the lenvoy (or envoy) in English courtly verse in the fifteenth century, looking in particular at the poetry of Hoccleve and Lydgate. It first offers a brief account of the lenvoy’s formation. Then, drawing on recent theorizations of poetry’s self–authorizing form, it argues that these authors use changed, elaborated or upgraded form to emphasize poetry’s ability to legitimate itself. It explores the role this legitimating form plays in establishing the ...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1080/10412573.2018.1436280

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Edmund Hall
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Taylor and Francis Publisher's website
Journal:
Exemplaria Journal website
Volume:
30
Issue:
1
Pages:
35-48
Publication date:
2018-05-22
Acceptance date:
2017-09-14
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EISSN:
1753-3074
ISSN:
1041-2573
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729936
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uuid:4530a6d4-3d4a-4fa8-9225-cdc6c910dec7
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2017-09-21

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