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The Subversive Power of St. David's: Gerald of Wales and the Dominion of Canterbury, a Postcolonial Approach

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dc.contributor.advisor Rutledge, Amelia A.
dc.contributor.author Sprouse, Sarah Jane
dc.creator Sprouse, Sarah Jane
dc.date 2012-05-05
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-18T21:04:18Z
dc.date.available NO_RESTRICTION en_US
dc.date.available 2012-06-18T21:04:18Z
dc.date.issued 2012-06-18
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/7895
dc.description.abstract The twelfth century writer Gerald of Wales was a product of unique hybridity in terms of not only sociopolitical culture, but also ecclesiastical spaces. Gerald often walked a line between the colonizer, the Archbishopric of Canterbury, and the colonized, the Welsh Church. The ways in which he navigated his career between the two emphasize not only Gerald's goals of an independent Welsh Church and a bishopric at St. David's, but also the ways in which Gerald orientalized himself. Through a postcolonial reading of Gerald's Irish and Welsh texts, this study examines the ways in which he characterizes the native peoples and their religion in the folklore he collects in order to identify Gerald's ultimately futile argument for an independent Welsh Church. This study of the colonizer and colonized additionally reveals how Gerald inadvertently further identified himself as Welsh in the eyes of his Anglo-Norman readers.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject Gerald of Wales en_US
dc.subject St. David's en_US
dc.subject Geoffrey of Monmouth en_US
dc.subject Welsh folklore en_US
dc.subject hybridity en_US
dc.subject Itinerarium Kambriae en_US
dc.title The Subversive Power of St. David's: Gerald of Wales and the Dominion of Canterbury, a Postcolonial Approach en_US
dc.type Thesis en
thesis.degree.name Masters in English en_US
thesis.degree.level Master's en
thesis.degree.discipline English en
thesis.degree.grantor George Mason University en


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