Thesis / Dissertation

Writing with Feeling: Practising Angers in Late-Medieval English Chronicles

Hannah Elizabeth Kilpatrick, Stephanie Trigg (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

This dissertation explores depictions of anger in fourteenth-century English chronicles. In doing so, it asks questions about methodology in the history of emotions: how we interrogate our texts, and what we bring to our understanding of the emotionalities of a distant culture. Few chroniclers were immediate witnesses to the emotions of the people they depict, nor do many chronicles allow an unequivocal view into the chronicler’s own emotional life. How, then, do we approach the relationship between literary representation and historical reality? I study chronicles in three languages and a variety of styles, including the chronicles of Jean Froissart and Geoffrey le Baker, the Vita Edwardi I..

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