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Genre, Bodies, And Power In Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Laud Misc. 108: King Horn, Havelok, And The South English Legendary

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Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 108 (L) is without illustrations, but in medieval terms it does not lack "images" or fail to engage "imagination," the faculty that allows humans to "see" things in the mind that are not actually present to the senses. In this chapter, the author explores the possibility that through the associated functions of memory and imagination, L offered its readership opportunity and encouragement to connect and re-connect these varied contents in ways that created new significances. In particular, the author considers aspects of the potential imaginative traffic between three vernacular texts, the "romances" King Horn and Havelok the Dane, and the South English Legendary (SEL). Drawing on a range of textual examples, the author considers differences and similarities between these neighboring narrative genres, in an attempt to understand their formal and thematic resources more fully, along with their various methods of engaging audience sympathy.

Keywords: Bodleian library; Genre; havelok; King Horn; Oxford; south english legendary (SEL)



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