Desire for Origins: New Languages, Old English, and Teaching and Tradition by Allen Frantzen, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Desire for Origins: New Languages, Old English, and Teaching and Tradition

Desire for Origins: New Languages, Old English, and Teaching and Tradition

by Allen Frantzen
     
 

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To many folks, the study of Old English language and literature may seem dull, moribund, rarefied, and largely irrelevant-- a subject only of concern to concern only to musty old academics in the ivory tower. Frantzen doesn't (directly) try to argue against this perception-- instead, he tries to investigate *why* this perception exists. His answer is an insightful

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To many folks, the study of Old English language and literature may seem dull, moribund, rarefied, and largely irrelevant-- a subject only of concern to concern only to musty old academics in the ivory tower. Frantzen doesn't (directly) try to argue against this perception-- instead, he tries to investigate *why* this perception exists. His answer is an insightful and eye-opening investigation into the relationship among scholarship, ideology, and cultural relevance.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813515915
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
8.92(w) x 7.94(h) x 0.53(d)

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