The author in the study: self-representation as reader and writer in the medieval and early modern periods

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Goodall, Peter. 2006. "The author in the study: self-representation as reader and writer in the medieval and early modern periods." Bedford, Ronald, Davis, Lloyd and Kelly, Philippa (ed.) Early modern autobiography: theories, genres, practices. Ann Arbor, MI. United States. University of Michigan Press. pp. 104-114
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The author in the study: self-representation as reader and writer in the medieval and early modern periods

Book Chapter CategoryEdited book (chapter)
ERA Publisher ID3631
Book TitleEarly modern autobiography: theories, genres, practices
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AuthorGoodall, Peter
EditorsBedford, Ronald, Davis, Lloyd and Kelly, Philippa
Page Range104-114
Number of Pages11
Year2006
PublisherUniversity of Michigan Press
Place of PublicationAnn Arbor, MI. United States
ISBN9780472099283
Web Address (URL)http://books.google.com.au/books?id=WeXZJkU1S2oC&pg=PA104&lpg=PA104&dq=bedford+author+in+the+study&source=bl&ots=jKd3XyWOz-&sig=zUeag__7pw9rDtHo0kVmehf-KiM&hl=en&ei=O_FKSuT1NoSitwf0no2cDQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4
Abstract

Debates about the authenticity of an autobiographical self; and what this means, have preoccupied scholars since the days of New Criticism. It has become an axiom that medieval writers use personae and write within such an elaborate and comprehensive system of literary conventions that it is impossible to identify the voice of the real author, even when he or she is speaking as an 'I,' and impossible to differentiate the voice of the author from that of the narrator or, more broadly, the voice of the author/narrator from the text itself. I will begin with literary descriptions of selfhood from Augustine through Abelard, Dante, Petrarch, and Chaucer.

Keywordsauthors; medieval; early modern; self
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020520406. Sensory processes, perception and performance
470504. British and Irish literature
470530. Stylistics and textual analysis
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