Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson

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With contributions by some of the leading scholars in the field, Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson is a distinguished collection of essays on Old and Middle English literature and textual analysis. Focusing on issues ranging from philology to literary criticism, the essays represent a variety of perspectives in Old and Middle English scholarship. Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson is a ...

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Overview

With contributions by some of the leading scholars in the field, Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson is a distinguished collection of essays on Old and Middle English literature and textual analysis. Focusing on issues ranging from philology to literary criticism, the essays represent a variety of perspectives in Old and Middle English scholarship. Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson is a worthy tribute to one of the outstanding figures in Old English scholarship in the last quarter of this century.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780802041531
  • Publisher: University of Toronto Press, Scholarly Publishing Division
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Series: Toronto Old English Studies Series
  • Edition number: 74
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.32 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 1.15 (d)

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Peter S. Baker is a member of the Department of English, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Nicholas Howe is the Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Ohio State University, Columbus.

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Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Abbreviations
Who Read the Gospels in Old English? 3
Byrhtferth at Work 25
An Anser for Exeter Book Riddle 74 45
An Ogre's Arm: Japanese Analogues of Beowulf 59
Courtliness and Courtesy in Beowulf and Elsewhere in English Medieval Literature 67
Aeoelflaed of Mercia: Mise en page 105
Old English Texts and Modern Readers: Notes on Editing and Textual Criticism 127
The Dream of the Rood Repunctuated 143
Mapelian in Old English Poetry 159
Apposition and the Subjects of Verb-Initial Clauses 173
The Inflection of Latin Nouns in Old English Texts 187
When Lexicography Met the Exeter Book 207
Chaucer's English Rhymes: The Roman, the Romaunt, and The Book of the Duchess 223
Seeking 'Goddes Pryvetee': Sodomy, Quitting, and Desire in The Miller's Tale 243
Why the Monk? 261
The Real Fulk Fitzwarine's Mythical Monster Fights 271
Praise and Lament: The Afterlife of Old English Poetry in Auden, Hill, and Gunn 293
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