muscology


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muscology

(mʌsˈkɒlədʒɪ)
n
1. (Botany) the scientific study of mosses
2. (Botany) the mosses of a particular area

muscology

the study of mosses. — muscologist, n.
See also: Botany
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And as the Lady enables the female artists to produce new meanings, she suggests a mode of aesthetic experience very different from the one the poem associates with a conventional muscology that can only embalm "rare objects" wrested from the lived world.
Derek Scott stresses this difference between American New Muscology and British Critical Musicology in his 'Postmodernism and Music', in Stuart Sim (ed.