Humour in Anglo Saxon Literature

Humour in Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: Jonathan Wilcox
Release: 2000
Editor: Boydell & Brewer
Pages: 172
ISBN: 9780859915762
Language: en
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Essays lay the groundwork for a theory of humour in Old English literature.

The Experience of Education in Anglo Saxon Literature

The Experience of Education in Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: Irina Dumitrescu
Release: 2018-01-25
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 255
ISBN: 9781108416863
Language: en
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Reveals the rich emotional experience of teaching and learning as revealed in Anglo-Saxon literature.

Literacy and Power in Anglo Saxon Literature

Literacy and Power in Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: Seth Lerer
Release: 1991
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 296
ISBN: UOM:39015021831824
Language: en
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At the close of the ninth century Alfred the Great lamented the decay of teaming in England and proposed a program of official translations and scholarly study to set his country back on the path of intellectual inquiry. In his Preface to Pope Gregory's Pastoral Care, Alfred equated a knowledge of texts with the right governance of self and state. That document, rich in the history of Anglo-Saxon England and suggestive of the uses of literacy, has long been a canonical text in the teaching of the Old English language, and it begins Seth Lerer's study of the place of texts in the construction of the Anglo-Saxon literary imagination. Beowulf, the Old English Daniel, Bede's Ecclesiastical History, the Exeter Book Riddles—all contain scenes of reading and writing, moments of self-conscious inscription and decipherment that have the power to alter the reader's conception of the mythical and historical, the commonplace and the fantastic. Lerer analyzes these scenes, which, taken in sequence, contribute to a reassessment of Old English literature, its nature and social function. He seeks to understand the workings of the lit-erate imagination in the history and fiction of the Anglo-Saxons. In the course of the book he addresses questions about how a Christian literature evokes its pagan past; about the nature of authority in Anglo-Saxon history, politics, and literature; and he considers how scholarly approaches to these questions—whether by medieval or by modern readers—create canons of literary history. Literacy and Power in Anglo-Saxon Literature is the first book-length study to consider the construction of an early English cultural mythology of writing. Lerer's philological and historical explication of the texts provides new approaches for assessing representations of reading and writing in pre-Conquest literature. His book is a timely and provocative addition to medieval studies.

A Companion to Anglo Saxon Literature

A Companion to Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: Phillip Pulsiano,Elaine Treharne
Release: 2008-06-09
Editor: Wiley-Blackwell
Pages: 552
ISBN: 1405176091
Language: en
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This acclaimed volume explores and unravels the contexts, readings, genres, intertextualities and debates within Anglo-Saxon studies. Brings together specially-commissioned contributions from a team of leading European and American scholars. Embraces both the literature and the cultural background of the period. Combines the discussion of primary material and manuscript sources with critical analysis and readings. Considers the past, present and future of Anglo-Saxon studies

The Cambridge Introduction to Anglo Saxon Literature

The Cambridge Introduction to Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: Hugh Magennis
Release: 2011-06-16
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 233
ISBN: 9780521519472
Language: en
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Introducing Anglo-Saxon literature in an approachable way, this is an indispensable guide for students to a key literary topic.

Paradise Death and Doomsday in Anglo Saxon Literature

Paradise  Death and Doomsday in Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: Ananya Jahanara Kabir
Release: 2001-12-13
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781139432443
Language: en
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How did the Anglo-Saxons conceptualize the interim between death and Doomsday? In this 2001 book, Ananya Jahanara Kabir presents an investigation into the Anglo-Saxon belief in the 'interim paradise': paradise as a temporary abode for good souls following death and pending the final decisions of Doomsday. She locates the origins of this distinctive sense of paradise within early Christian polemics, establishes its Anglo-Saxon development as a site of contestation and compromise, and argues for its post-Conquest transformation into the doctrine of purgatory. In ranging across Old English prose and poetry as well as Latin apocrypha, exegesis, liturgy, prayers and visions of the otherworld, and combining literary criticism with recent scholarship in early medieval history, early Christian theology and history of ideas, this book is essential reading for scholars of Anglo-Saxon England, historians of Christianity, and all those interested in the impact of the Anglo-Saxon period on the later Middle Ages.

Childhood Adolescence in Anglo Saxon Literary Culture

Childhood   Adolescence in Anglo Saxon Literary Culture
Author: Susan Irvine,Winfried Rudolf
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 349
ISBN: 9781487502027
Language: en
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Childhood & Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture counters the generally received wisdom that early medieval childhood and adolescence were an unremittingly bleak experience. The contributors analyse representations of children and their education in Old English, Old Norse and Anglo-Latin writings, including hagiography, heroic poetry, riddles, legal documents, philosophical prose and elegies. Within and across these linguistic and generic boundaries some key themes emerge: the habits and expectations of name-giving, expressions of childhood nostalgia, the role of uneducated parents, and the religious zeal and rebelliousness of youth. After decades of study dominated by adult gender studies, Childhood & Adolescence in Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture rebalances our understanding of family life in the Anglo-Saxon era by reconstructing the lives of medieval children and adolescents through their literary representation.

Tradition and Influence in Anglo Saxon Literature

Tradition and Influence in Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: M. Drout
Release: 2013-07-17
Editor: Springer
Pages: 290
ISBN: 9781137324603
Language: en
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This book introduces lexomics, the use of computer-aided statistical analysis of vocabulary, to measure influence and integrate research from cognitive psychology and evolutionary biology with traditional, philological approaches to literature. Connecting the theory of tradition with the phenomenon of influence, Drout moves beyond current theories.

Learning and Literature in Anglo Saxon England

Learning and Literature in Anglo Saxon England
Author: Michael Lapidge,Helmut Gneuss,Cambridge University Press
Release: 1985
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 494
ISBN: 9780521259026
Language: en
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An collection of essays by specialists in the field examining Anglo-Saxon learning and text interpretation and transmission.

Land and Book

Land and Book
Author: Scott Thompson Smith
Release: 2012-01-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781442644861
Language: en
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Land and Book places a variety of texts in a dynamic conversation with the procedures and documents of land tenure, showing how its social practice led to innovation across written genres in both Latin and Old English.

Anglo Saxon Literary Landscapes

Anglo Saxon Literary Landscapes
Author: Heide Estes
Release: 2017
Editor: Environmental Humanities in Pre-modern Cultures
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9089649441
Language: en
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Literary scholars have traditionally understood landscapes, whether natural or manmade, as metaphors for humanity instead of concrete settings for people's actions. This book accepts the natural world as such by investigating how Anglo-Saxons interacted with and conceived of their lived environments. Examining Old English poems, such as Beowulf and Judith, as well as descriptions of natural events from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle and other documentary texts, Heide Estes shows that Anglo-Saxon ideologies that view nature as diametrically opposed to humans, and the natural world as designed for human use, have become deeply embedded in our cultural heritage, language, and more.

Nonhuman Voices in Anglo Saxon Literature and Material Culture

Nonhuman Voices in Anglo Saxon Literature and Material Culture
Author: James Paz
Release: 2017
Editor: Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture
Pages: 236
ISBN: 1526101106
Language: en
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This book explores the voices of nonhuman things in Anglo-Saxon literature and material culture, making a valuable contribution to 'thing theory'.

The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook

The Anglo Saxon Literature Handbook
Author: Mark C. Amodio
Release: 2013-04-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781118286500
Language: en
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The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook presents an accessible introduction to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from AD 410-1066. Makes Anglo-Saxon literature accessible to modern readers Helps readers to overcome the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural barriers to understanding and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and prose Introduces readers to the language, politics, and religion of the Anglo-Saxon literary world Presents original readings of such works as Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Darkness Depression and Descent in Anglo Saxon England

Darkness  Depression  and Descent in Anglo Saxon England
Author: Ruth Wehlau
Release: 2019-05-20
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Pages: 308
ISBN: 9783110660487
Language: en
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This collection of essays examines the motifs of darkness, depression, and descent in both literal and figurative manifestations within a variety of Anglo-Saxon texts, including the Old English Consolation of Philosophy, Beowulf, Guthlac, The Junius Manuscript, The Wonders of the East, and The Battle of Maldon. Essays deal with such topics as cosmic emptiness, descent into the grave, and recurrent grief. In their analyses, the essays reveal the breadth of this imagery in Anglo-Saxon literature as it is used to describe thought and emotion, as well as the limits to knowledge and perception. The volume investigates the intersection between the burgeoning interest in trauma studies and darkness and the representation of the mind or of emotional experience within Anglo-Saxon literature.

Ruling Women

Ruling Women
Author: Stacy S. Klein
Release: 2006
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 282
ISBN: UOM:39015064682381
Language: en
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Klein explores how queens functioned as imaginative figures in Anglo-Saxon texts as mediatory figures for negotiating sustained tensions and antagonisms among different peoples, institutions, and systems of belief.

Race and Ethnicity in Anglo Saxon Literature

Race and Ethnicity in Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: Stephen Harris
Release: 2004-06
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 314
ISBN: 9781135924379
Language: en
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From Bede in the eighth century to Geoffrey of Monmouth in the twelfth, Harris explores the intersections of race and literature before the rise of imagined communities.

Undoing Babel

Undoing Babel
Author: Tristan Major
Release: 2018-01-01
Editor: University of Toronto Press
Pages: 307
ISBN: 9781487500542
Language: en
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Undoing Babel is the first extensive examination of the development of the Babel narrative amongst Anglo-Saxon authors from late antiquity to the eleventh century.

Anglo Saxon Emotions

Anglo Saxon Emotions
Author: Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox
Release: 2016-04-15
Editor: Routledge
Pages: 318
ISBN: 9781317180883
Language: en
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Research into the emotions is beginning to gain momentum in Anglo-Saxon studies. In order to integrate early medieval Britain into the wider scholarly research into the history of emotions (a major theme in other fields and a key field in interdisciplinary studies), this volume brings together established scholars, who have already made significant contributions to the study of Anglo-Saxon mental and emotional life, with younger scholars. The volume presents a tight focus - on emotion (rather than psychological life more generally), on Anglo-Saxon England and on language and literature - with contrasting approaches that will open up debate. The volume considers a range of methodologies and theoretical perspectives, examines the interplay of emotion and textuality, explores how emotion is conveyed through gesture, interrogates emotions in religious devotional literature, and considers the place of emotion in heroic culture. Each chapter asks questions about what is culturally distinctive about emotion in Anglo-Saxon England and what interpretative moves have to be made to read emotion in Old English texts, as well as considering how ideas about and representations of emotion might relate to lived experience. Taken together the essays in this collection indicate the current state of the field and preview important work to come. By exploring methodologies and materials for the study of Anglo-Saxon emotions, particularly focusing on Old English language and literature, it will both stimulate further study within the discipline and make a distinctive contribution to the wider interdisciplinary conversation about emotions.

Anglo Saxon Literature

Anglo Saxon Literature
Author: John Earle
Release: 1884
Editor: Unknown
Pages: 284
ISBN: UOM:39015030932522
Language: en
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The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature
Author: Malcolm Godden,Michael Lapidge
Release: 2013-05-02
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781107469211
Language: en
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This Companion has been thoroughly revised to take account of recent scholarship and to provide a clear and accessible introduction for those encountering Old English literature for the first time. Including seventeen essays by distinguished scholars, this new edition provides a discussion of the literature of the period 600 to 1066 in the context of how Anglo-Saxon society functioned. New chapters cover topics including preaching and teaching, Beowulf and literacy, and a further five chapters have been revised and updated, including those on the Old English language, perceptions of eternity and Anglo-Saxon learning. An additional concluding chapter on Old English after 1066 offers an overview of the study and cultural influences of Old English literature to the present day. Finally, the further reading list has been overhauled to incorporate the most up-to-date scholarship in the field and the latest electronic resources for students.