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Chaucer, Lollius, and the medieval theory of authorship

Millett, Bella, (1985) Chaucer, Lollius, and the medieval theory of authorship Strohm, Paul and Heffernan, Thomas J. (eds.) In Studies in the Age of Chaucer, Proceedings, No. 1, 1984: Reconstructing Chaucer. New Chaucer Society. 11 pp, pp. 93-103.

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The article explores the relationship of Chaucer's 'Lollius' to a broader medieval tradition of fictitious authors, arguing that Chaucer's self-presentation as a 'compilator' cannot be fully accounted for by the 'medieval theory of authorship'. It is likely that 'he was also influenced by a tradition of secular entertainment, outside the range of scholastic commentary and incorporating rather different assumptions about the use of literature . . . the historical authenticity of the [scholastic] viewpoint needs to be carefully weighed against the narrowness of the view.'

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Published date: 1985
Venue - Dates: Congress of the New Chaucer Society, 1984-08-06 - 1984-08-11


Local EPrints ID: 67606
ISBN: 0933784074
PURE UUID: 906bfa7e-a7e5-4639-a369-195b48950161

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Date deposited: 01 Sep 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:18

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Author: Bella Millett
Editor: Paul Strohm
Editor: Thomas J. Heffernan

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