Ibragimova K.R. The Image of a Poet in “Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy”
The article presents an analysis of the earliest preserved literary work in the genre of Scottish court flyting – “Flyting of Dunbar and Kennedy” (1507). The author describes the genre of Scottish flyting, revealing its characteristic features, studies the peculiarities of Dunbar’s and Kennedy’s individual style and shows how the image of a poet in flyting is formed at the intersection of two poetic voices. Scottish flyting is analyzed not as a dialogue but as two monologues connected in one text where both the praise and the abuse are present.
William Dunbar, Walter Kennedy, flyting, abuse poetry, Scottish chaucerians, lyrical self, the image of a poet