Marlowe's medievalism: subversion and medieval literature in Christopher Marlowe's drama

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dc.contributor.advisor Jenkins, Lee en
dc.contributor.advisor Semple, Edel en
dc.contributor.advisor King, Andrew en
dc.contributor.author O'Halloran, Meadhbh Eibhlinn
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-18T12:27:00Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-18T12:27:00Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.date.submitted 2017
dc.identifier.citation O'Halloran, M. E. 2017. Marlowe's medievalism: subversion and medieval literature in Christopher Marlowe's drama. PhD Thesis, University College Cork. en
dc.identifier.endpage 367 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/4909
dc.description.abstract This thesis is the first sustained study of Christopher Marlowe’s strategic handling of medieval literature. This study identifies and explores Marlowe’s subversive use of a range of medieval material, both textual and cultural, in his dramas. In addition to identifying Marlowe’s medieval sources, this thesis also delineates how this material was used: to offer a subtle and subversive critique of the core principles of Elizabethan ideology. After first establishing Marlowe’s medieval sources, his “medieval library,” this study then explores the ultra-specific application of this material across Marlowe’s oeuvre. Close textual analysis of Marlowe’s seven plays is the main methodology utilised in this study, facilitating the discovery of Marlowe’s politic evocation of medieval literature. This thesis seeks to advance our understanding of Marlowe’s subversive theatre by identifying his unique and subversive medievalism. en
dc.description.sponsorship University College Cork (CACSSS PhD Scholarship) en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher University College Cork en
dc.rights © 2017, Meadhbh Eíbhlinn O'Halloran. en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ en
dc.subject Christopher Marlowe en
dc.subject Medieval literature en
dc.subject Early modern literature en
dc.subject Early modern drama en
dc.title Marlowe's medievalism: subversion and medieval literature in Christopher Marlowe's drama en
dc.type Doctoral thesis en
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en
dc.type.qualificationname PhD (Arts) en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
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dc.description.version Accepted Version
dc.contributor.funder University College Cork en
dc.contributor.funder Bibliographical Society en
dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.school English en
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dc.check.opt-out Not applicable en
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ucc.workflow.supervisor l.jenkins@ucc.ie
dc.internal.conferring Autumn 2017 en


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