A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature / Edition 1

A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature / Edition 1

by Phillip Pulsiano
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405176091

ISBN-13: 9781405176095

Pub. Date: 06/17/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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.

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405176095
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/17/2008
Series:
Blackwell Companions to Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
552
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

Part I. Contexts and Perspectives:.

1. An Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Vernacular English: Elaine Treharne (Florida State University) and Phillip Pulsiano (Villanova University).

2. An Introduction to the Corpus of Anglo-Latin Literature: Joseph P. McGowan (University of San Diego).

3. Transmission of Literature and Learning: Anglo Saxon Scribal Culture: Jonathan Wilcox (University of Iowa).

4. Authorship and Anonymity: Mary Swan (University of Leeds).

5. Audience(s), Reception, Literacy: Hugh Magennis (Queen’s University Belfast).

6. Anglo-Saxon Manuscript Production: Issues of Making and Using: Michelle P. Brown (British Library).

Part II. Readings: Cultural Framework and Heritage:.

7. The Germanic Background: Patrizia Lendinara (University of Palermo).

8. Religious Context: Pre-Benedictine Reform Period: Susan Irvine (University College London).

9. The Benedictine Reform and Beyond: Joyce Hill (University of Leeds).

10. Legal and Documentary Writings: Carole Hough (University of Glasgow).

11. Scientific and Medical Writings: Stephanie Hollis (University of Auckland).

12. Prayers, Glosses and Glossaries: Phillip Pulsiano (Villanova University).

Part III.Genre and Modes:.

13. Religious Prose: Roy M. Liuzza (University of Tennessee at Knoxville).

14. Religious Poetry: Patrick W. Conner (West Virginia University).

15. Secular Prose: Donald G. Scragg (University of Manchester).

16. Secular Poetry: Fred C. Robinson (Yale University).

17. Anglo-Latin Prose: Joseph P. McGowan (University of San Diego).

Part IV. Intertextualities: Sources and Influences:.

18. Biblical and Patristic Learning: Tom Hall (University of Illinois at Chicago).

19. The Irish Tradition: Charles D. Wright (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign).

20. Germanic Influences: Rolf Bremmer (University of Leiden).

21. Scandinavian Relations: Robert E. Bjork (Arizona State University).

Part V. Debates and Issues:.

22. English in the Post-Conquest Period: Elaine Treharne (Florida State University).

23. Anglo-Saxon Studies: Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries: Timothy Graham (University of New Mexico).

24. Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: England, Denmark, America: J. R. Hall (Notre Dame University in Indiana).

25. Anglo-Saxon Studies in the Nineteenth Century: Germany, Austria, Switzerland: Hans Sauer (LM University, Munich).

26. By the Numbers: Anglo-Saxon Scholarship at the Century's End: Allen Frantzen (Loyola University Chicago).

27. The New Millennium: Nicholas Howe (Ohio State University).

Selected Further Reading.

Index

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