Witness Protection: Subjectivity in the Vita of Christina of Markyate

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This article explores the relationship between the public and private worlds of Christina of Markyate's hagiography, arguing that the narrator balances the requirement to publicise Christina's sainthood with the necessity of emphasising her private sanctity. It argues that it is the very self-consciously and ostentatiously public presence of the text which allows the narrator to imply the inadequacy of its representation of Christina's interiority.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-19
Number of pages19
JournalOxford Research in English
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2022

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