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James Smith


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May 2009

Submission date

Nov 2013

James Smith

Thesis

Hydrologies of Abstraction: Riverine Structures of Intellection and Imagination in High Medieval Western Christendom

Summary

James Smith is a PhD candidate from the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies at the University of Western Australia. His current doctoral research explores fluid dynamism as a theme of intellection and imagination in the twelfth century. His project, with the working title of 'Hydrologies of Abstraction: Aqueous Structures of Intellection and Imagination in High Medieval Western Christendom', is in its third year. His broader interests are medieval philosophy, intellectual history and literary criticism.

Why my research is important

A contribution to medieval intellectual history, eco-materialism and textual criticism