A poetics of hagiographic narration
in The Scottish Legendary
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Drawing on the previous chapters, the conclusion revisits the question of a poetics of hagiographic narration and provides an overview of the parameters that pertain to such a poetics as it emerges from the narrative practices and strategies employed in the Scottish Legendary. The poet’s strategy of ‘teaching playfully’ is outlined and discussed against the backdrop of the fruitful overlaps between hagiography and romance.

The Scottish Legendary

Towards a poetics of hagiographic narration


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