Pearl and the medieval dream vision

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Based on Classical and Biblical authorities, many medieval writers used the dream vision, either as a literary device, political subversion or as a way of conveying a mystical experience. In some ways the dream vision negated responsibility from the material they were conveying. This paper considers some uses of the medieval dream vision, with particular reference to the devotional, elegiac poem, Pearl
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 3 Sep 2011
EventDreams in Legend and Tradition: the Sixth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society - Swaffham Assembly Hall, Norfolk
Duration: 3 Sep 2011 → …
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ConferenceDreams in Legend and Tradition: the Sixth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society
Period3/09/11 → …
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Mackley, J. S. (2011). Pearl and the medieval dream vision. Paper presented at Dreams in Legend and Tradition: the Sixth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society, .