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Almut Suerbaum

Including the Excluded

Strategies of Opening Up in Late Medieval Religious Writing
Practices of rewriting and mouvance are central to medieval culture, but have been neglected by contemporary scholarship. This paper highlights how collaborative forms of writing such as religious song engage with complex theological thought, opening up a discourse from which the laity had previously been excluded. Using forms which defy conventional author-based aesthetic norms, these songs explore poetic practices which are both collective and inclusive.
Title
Including the Excluded
Subtitle
Strategies of Opening Up in Late Medieval Religious Writing
Author(s)
Almut Suerbaum
Identifier
Description
Practices of rewriting and mouvance are central to medieval culture, but have been neglected by contemporary scholarship. This paper highlights how collaborative forms of writing such as religious song engage with complex theological thought, opening up a discourse from which the laity had previously been excluded. Using forms which defy conventional author-based aesthetic norms, these songs explore poetic practices which are both collective and inclusive.
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Place
Berlin
Publisher
ICI Berlin Press
Date
19 April 2022
Subject
aesthetics
courtly culture
inclusion
lyric
mouvance
mysticism
textuality
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Except for images or otherwise noted, this publication is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
Language
en-GB
page start
191
page end
208
Source
Openness in Medieval Europe, ed. by Manuele Gragnolati and Almut Suerbaum, Cultural Inquiry, 23 (Berlin: ICI Berlin Press, 2022), pp. 191–208
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