Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Old English Literature: Critical Essays

by R. M. Liuzza
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300091397

ISBN-13: 9780300091397

Pub. Date: 02/08/2002

Publisher: Yale University Press

Recognizing the dramatic changes in Old English studies over the past generation, this up-to-date anthology gathers twenty-one outstanding contemporary critical writings on the prose and poetry of Anglo-Saxon England, from approximately the seventh through eleventh centuries. The contributors focus on texts most commonly read in introductory Old English courses while

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Recognizing the dramatic changes in Old English studies over the past generation, this up-to-date anthology gathers twenty-one outstanding contemporary critical writings on the prose and poetry of Anglo-Saxon England, from approximately the seventh through eleventh centuries. The contributors focus on texts most commonly read in introductory Old English courses while also engaging with larger issues of Anglo-Saxon history, culture, and scholarship. Their approaches vary widely, encompassing disciplines from linguistics to psychoanalysis.

In an appealing introduction to the book, R. M. Liuzza presents an overview of Old English studies, the history of the scholarship, and major critical themes in the field. For both newcomers and more advanced scholars of Old English, these essays will provoke discussion, answer questions, provide background, and inspire an appreciation for the complexity and energy of Anglo-Saxon studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300091397
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
02/08/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
518
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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