Reading Old English Texts / Edition 1

Reading Old English Texts / Edition 1

by Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521469708

ISBN-13: 9780521469708

Pub. Date: 08/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Reading Old English Texts focuses on the critical methods currently being used and developed for reading and analysing writings in Old English. It is the first collection of its kind in the field and is a timely book, given the explosion of interest in the theory, method and practice of critical reading in recent years. Each chapter engages with current work on Old

Overview

Reading Old English Texts focuses on the critical methods currently being used and developed for reading and analysing writings in Old English. It is the first collection of its kind in the field and is a timely book, given the explosion of interest in the theory, method and practice of critical reading in recent years. Each chapter engages with current work on Old English texts from a particular methodological stance. The authors are all expert, but are also concerned to explain their method and its application to a broad undergraduate and graduate readership.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521469708
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
244
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors; List of abbreviations; Note on the text; Introduction Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe; 1. The comparative approach Michael Lapidge; 2. Source study D. G. Scragg; 3. Language matters Daniel Donoghue; 4. Historicist approaches Nicholas Howe; 5. Oral tradition Andy Orchard; 6. The recovery of texts Paul E. Szarmach; 7. At a crossroads: Old English and feminist criticism Clare A. Lees; 8. Post-structuralist theories: the subject and the text Carol Braun Pasternack; 9. Old English and computing: a guided tour Peter S. Baker; Suggestions for further reading; Index.

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