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Vision in the Anglo-Norman Voyage of Brendan

Mackley, J. S. (2007) Vision in the Anglo-Norman Voyage of Brendan. Paper presented to: International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2007, University of Leeds, 2007-07-09.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Abstract: This paper considers the concept of vision as it is used in the Anglo-Norman Voyage of Brendan. It is concerned with sight, blindness and understanding particularly in relation to the supernumerary monks – those late-coming monks that join Brendan’s Voyage of Paradise, but do not succeed in their quest. The principal encounters are the appearance of the devil in the Deserted City, the damnation of the monk at the Smithy of Hell, and the third supernumerary who mysteriously vanishes after Brendan’s encounter with Judas Iscariot. The paper also discusses the blinding cloud on an Island of Three Choirs in the source material for the Anglo-Norman Voyage, which is the Latin Navigatio sancti Brendani abbatis, which is the occasion where the second supernumerary leaves the crew
Uncontrolled Keywords: St Brendan, Medieval, otherworld, voyage
Creators: Mackley, J S
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: Faculties > Faculty of Education & Humanities > English and Creative Writing
Research Centres > Centre for Critical and Creative Writing
Date: 9 July 2007
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2007
Event Title: International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2007
Event Dates: 2007-07-09
Event Location: University of Leeds
Event Type: Other
Language: English
Status: Published / Disseminated
Refereed: No

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