Constructions of ‘Self’ in Anglo-Saxon England
Katherine O’Brien O’Keeffe, University of Notre Dame
This course addressed the question of ‘self’ in Old English prose texts, focusing on available evidence for constructions of ‘self’ in early England. The themes of the course included royal constructions of subjectivity; the construction of the Other (presented as exotic or monstrous races); legal and penitential regulations of the self; and the gendering of the religious self.
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