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Niles, John

Anglo-Saxon Studies

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Anglo-Saxon Studies offers a systematic study of modern attempts to recover the cultural heritage of early medieval England starting from the post-Conquest origins of this discipline and continuing into the twenty-first century.

Taal / Language : English


Preface and Acknowledgements


Part I. Main Currents in Twentieth-Century Criticism

Chapter 1. Old English Studies 1901 1975

The earlier twentieth century

Literary criticism: a slow start

Two scholars representative of their eras

New directions post World War II

Changing currents in Beowulf studies

Key works from the early seventies

Part II. Anglo-Saxon Lore and Learning

Chapter 2. Literacy and Latinity

Anglo-Latin literature: background or mainstream?

Education in two languages

The student in the classroom

The Venerable Bede

Excerpt: Joyce Hill, Learning Latin in Anglo-Saxon England

Chapter 3. Textuality and Cultural Transformations

The Anglo-Saxon book: icon or pragmatic object?

Writerly self-reflexivity

Reading Old English texts in their manuscript context

Authors and scribes: the flux of texts

From Latin to Old English: translation or transformation?

Source studies and the culture of translation

Excerpt: M.B. Parkes, The Palaeography of the Parker Manuscript

Chapter 4. Orality

Parry, Lord, and their legacy

Oral poetics and noetics

Reading: Donald K. Fry, The Memory of Cædmon

Chapter 5. Heroic Tradition

Short poems on legendary themes

Brunanburh, Maldon and the critics

Beowulf and the critics

Indeterminacy and its discontents

Reading: Ernst Leisi, Gold and Human Worth in Beowulf

Part III. Other Topics and Approaches

Chapter 6. Style

Reading: J.R. Hall, Perspective and Wordplay in the Rune Poem

Chapter 7. Theme

Reading: Hugh Magennis, Images of Laughter

Chapter 8. Genre and Gender

Reading: Lisa M.C. Weston, Women s Medicine, Women s Magic

Chapter 9. Saints Lives and Christian Devotion

Reading: Edward B. Irving, Jr, Crucifixion Witnessed

Chapter 10. Ælfric

Excerpt: Malcolm Godden, Apocalypse and Invasion

Chapter 11. Translating, Editing, and Making It New

Reading: Joshua Byron Smith, Borges and Old English


Select Bibliography

Index of Modern Authors Cited

General Index

Extra informatie: 
352 pagina's
Januari 2016
920 gram
244 x 170 x 35 mm
Wiley-Blackwell us
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