Biophonic Soundscapes in the Vitae of St Guthlac

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This article explores the use of biophonic information in the primary vitae of one early English saint, Guthlac: Felix’s Latin Vita S. Guthlaci, the Old English Prose Life of Guthlac, and the Old English poems Guthlac A and Guthlac B. It reveals that the sounds created by various animals, from the croak of a raven to the bellowing of a bull, are utilised for two purposes in these texts: first, to disturb the saint, to shatter his eremitic pursuits and imitatio Christi; second, to highlight Guthlac’s successful maintenance of his stablitas in the face of such sonic attacks. This use of biophony speaks to hagiography more generally, and aims to provide a model for further study into the role of sound in Anglo-Latin and Old English literature.

本文言語英語
ページ(範囲)155-179
ページ数25
ジャーナルEnglish Studies
102
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出版ステータス出版済み - 2021
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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • 言語学および言語
  • 文学と文学理論

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