Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Laura Howes, R.M. Liuzza, Katherine Kong
My dissertation uses post-colonial and narrative theories to examine the historiographic tradition of twelfth-century England. This investigation explores the idea of nationhood in pre-modern England and the relationship between history and romance in post-Conquest historical writings. I analyze how Geoffrey of Monmouth, Henry of Huntingdon Geffrei Gaimar, and Laʒamon imagine and narrate the explicit changes to the ruling elite in twelfth-century England, and how this process constructs their idea of “Englishness.”
Lopez, Teresa Marie, "Re-Writing English Identity: Medieval Historians of Anglo-Norman Britain. " PhD diss., University of Tennessee, 2017.