Authorship and Authority:
Barking Abbey and Its Texts
Martin E. Segal Theater
CUNY Graduate Center, September 11, 2009
"'Sun num n'i vult dire a ore': Identity Matters at Barking Abbey."
Thelma Fenster, Fordham University emerita and Delbert Russell, University of Waterloo
Among the most persistent questions that have intrigued modern readers of the literature produced at Barking Abbey in the last half of the twelfth century is the relationship between the two saint’s lives written in French: was the nun who wrote the Vie d’Edouard le Confesseur (the Life of Edward the Confessor), who does not wish to identify herself, the same as the author of La Vie de sainte Katherine (the Life of St. Katherine), who identifies herself as Clemence of Barking?
The aims of this study will be:
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