Thesis title: Scientific verse and lyrical prose: poetry and encyclopaedias in the late medieval period
Supervisor: Professor Mishtooni Bose & Dr. Kantik Ghosh
My DPhil investigates the discursive processes whereby knowledge was constructed and reconstructed in late medieval poetry, focussing on the textual relationship between poetry and medieval encyclopaedias. Late medieval poems reward an examination of what their complex employment of encyclopaedic material reflects about the intersection between medieval literature and science in the period.
Medieval encyclopaedias and compendious texts; late medieval poetry; manuscript studies and scribal craft; critical translation and visual language.