The Cynewulf Reader


The Cynewulf Reader is a collection of classic and original essays presenting a comprehensive view of the elusive Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf, his language, and his work.

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The Cynewulf Reader is a collection of classic and original essays presenting a comprehensive view of the elusive Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf, his language, and his work.

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Table of Contents

Preface of the General Editors
List of Illustrations
preface to the Paperback Edition
List of Abbreviations
I. Poet, Canon, Date
Cynewulf: Canon, Dialect, and Date, R. D. Fulk
On Dating Cynewulf, Patrick W. Conner
II. Fates of the Apostles
Form and Meaning in Cynewulf's Fates of the Apostles, James L. Boren
The Fates of the Apostles: Imagery, Structure, and Meaning, Constance B. Hieatt
Cynewulf's Traditions about the Apostles in The Fates of the Apostles, J. E. Cross
III. Christ II
Man's Imitation of the Ascension: The Unity of Christ II, Oliver J.H. Grosz
Cynewulf's Image of the Ascension, Peter Clemoes
The Descent-Ascent Motif in Christ II of Cynewulf, George Hardin Brown
IV Juliana
Figural Narrative in Cynewulf's Juliana, Joseph Wittig
Cynewulf's Julianna: A Case at Law, Lenore MacGaffey Abraham
Juliana: Cynewulf's Dispeller of Delusion, Donald G. Bzdyl
V. Elene
Sapiential Structure and Figural Narrative in the Old English Elene, Thomas D. Hill
Cynewulf's Multiple Revelations, Jackson J. Campbell
Evangelicism as the Informing Principle of Cynewulf's Elene, Catherine A. Reagan
VI. Signature, Style
Cynewulf's Runes in Christ II and Elene, Ralph W. V. Elliott
Cynewulf's Runes in Juliana and The Fates of the Apostle, Ralph W. V. Elliott
The Diction of the Signed Poems of Cynewulf, Robert E. Diamond
The Art of Cynewulf's Runic Signatures, Dolores Warwick Frese
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