Mobbing, (dis)order, and the literary pig in The Tale of Colkelbie Sow, Pars Prima

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Abstract

Sets the portrayal of the pig in the anonymous Scots fifteenth-century poem The Tale of Colkelbie Sow in the context of medieval fears of social disorder and mob rule, drawing on medieval accounts of the criminal trials of unruly pigs and other animals, and recent discussions of Scottish and medieval literary humour.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-61
JournalStudies in Scottish Literature
Volume41
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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