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Grammars and Rhetorics

To appear in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain, ed. by Siân Echard and Richard Rouse (forthcoming, August 2017) opening paragraph: What is called western civilization is, perhaps, a fusion of the Roman imperial state and an Abrahamic … Continue reading

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The Rhetoric of Advancement

“The Rhetoric of Advancement: Ars dictaminis, Cursus, and Clerical Careerism in Late Medieval England,” New Medieval Literatures 12 (2010): 287-328. I had four objectives in this article. First, regarding ars dictaminis itself (that is, the medieval art or discipline of … Continue reading

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