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Becoming HumanThe Matter of the Medieval Child$
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J. Allan Mitchell

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780816689965

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816689965.001.0001

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Childish Things

Childish Things

(p.59) Childish Things
Becoming Human

J. Allan Mitchell

University of Minnesota Press

The second essay takes up both physical and literary examples of childish things. The anarchic forces of miniature matters are palpable even as such small-scale things articulate with human fantasy. Mitchell also explores literary miniaturization in Geoffrey Chaucer and Thomas Usk.

Keywords:   Medieval Literature and Culture, History of Play and Toys, Children and Material Culture, History of Medicine, Science Studies, Speculative Realism, Object-Oriented Ontology, Animal Studies

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