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How are we supposed to feel about Bede?

How are we supposed to feel about Bede?
125 Queen's Park, Room 301
Time: Oct 9th, 4:00 pm End: Oct 9th, 6:00 pm
Interest Categories: Religion, Study of (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Book History/Print Culture, 400-1200, 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Lecture by Stephen Harris, University of Massachusetts.

The Centre for Medieval Studies is pleased to present:

Stephen Harris, Professor of English, University of Massachusetts

How are we supposed to feel about Bede?

Were rhetorical figures solely decorative, or were they intended to evoke particular responses at particular points in a narrative? When is chiasmus appropriate? When ought one to avoid alliteration? Bede hints at an answer in his treatise on rhetorical tropes and figures.

Stephen Harris is the author of Race and Ethnicity in Anglo-Saxon England (Routledge, 2003) and the forthcoming The Poetry of the Venerable Bede: A Commentary (West Virginia UP, 2015).

This event is free and open to the public.  For further information, please contact the Centre for Medieval Studies at (416) 978-4884.


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