The Cultural Poetics of Excrement in the Late Middle Ages
Morrison, Susan S.
This project is a book-length interdisciplinary study of excrement in the late Middle Ages, focusing on historical, literary, and art historical texts, which address in some way the material and symbolic element of excrement. I also include a discussion of waste theory, a burgeoning field of studies. The REP allowed me to spend two months researching and writing in London, England. I visited the British Library as well as the slide library and Duke Humprey Library in Oxford where I was able to access medieval manuscripts for my project. The information I gained contributed enormously to my book.
Research Enhancement Program Final Report
excrement, Middle Ages, waste theory, symbolic elements
Morrison, S. S. (2006). <i>The cultural poetics of excrement in the Late Middle Ages</i>. Research Enhancement Program, Texas State University, San Marcos, TX.