Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438113684

Category: Beowulf

Page: 288

View: 5848

Presents eleven critical essays that analyze the structure, myth, and history of the Old English epic poem depicting the heroic deeds of Beowulf, a member of a Germanic tribe who travels to Denmark to help defeat a monster named Grendel.

Interpretations of Beowulf

A Critical Anthology

Author: Robert Dennis Fulk

Publisher: Indiana University Press

ISBN: 9780253206398

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 6717

Interpretations of Beowulf brings together over six decades of literary scholarship. Illustrating a variety of interpretative schools, the essays not only deal with most of the major issues of Beowulf criticism, including structure, style, genre, and theme, but also offer the sort of explanations of particular passages that are invaluable to a careful reading of a poem. This up-to-date collection of significant critical approaches fills a long-standing need for a companion volume for the study of the poem. Larger patterns in the history of Beowulf criticism are also traceable in the chronological order of the collection. The contributors are Theodore M. Andersson, Arthur Gilchrist Brodeur, Jane Chance, Laurence N. de Looze, Margaret E. Goldsmith, Stanley B. Greenfield, Joseph Harris, Edward B. Irving, Jr., John Leyerle, Francis P. Magoun, Jr., M. B. McNamee, S. J., Bertha S. Phillpotts, John C. Pope, Richard N. Ringler, Geoffrey R. Russom, T. A. Shippey, and J. R. R. Tolkien.

Reading between medieval epic and romance

violence in Beowulf and wolfram von eschenbach

Author: Natalia Calvert,Stanford University. Dept. of German Studies

Publisher: N.A



Page: 456

View: 9790


A Critical Companion to Beowulf

Author: Andy Orchard

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843840299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 396

View: 4872

A generous, energetic, engaging work... will be important to Beowulf study for years to come. THE MEDIEVAL REVIEW


Revised Edition

Author: Michael Swanton

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719051463

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 212

View: 9544

A new version of the legend of Beowulf chronicles the epic struggle of the hero against the sinister monster, Grendel

The Postmodern Beowulf

A Critical Casebook

Author: Eileen A. Joy,Mary K. Ramsey,Bruce D. Gilchrist

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 704

View: 8189

This work includes twenty-four essays including a preface, introduction, afterword, and sections containing seminal methodological pieces by such giants as Edward Said and Michel Foucault, as well as contemporary applications to Beowulf and other Old English and Germanic texts focusing on historicism, psychoanalysis, gender, textuality, and post-colonialism.

Anglo-Saxon England:

Author: Michael Lapidge,Malcolm Godden,Simon Keynes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521413800

Category: History

Page: 313

View: 6931

This volume illustrates some of the exciting paths of enquiry in Anglo-Saxon studies.

Writing the oral tradition

oral poetics and literate culture in medieval England

Author: Mark Amodio

Publisher: Univ of Notre Dame Pr

ISBN: 9780268020231

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 298

View: 6333

Mark Amodio's book focuses on the influence of the oral tradition on written vernacular verse produced in England from the fifth to the fifteenth century. His primary aim is to explore how a living tradition articulated only through the public, performance voices of pre-literate singers came to find expression through the pens of private, literate authors. Amodio argues that the expressive economy of oral poetics survives in written texts because, throughout the Middle Ages, literacy and orality were interdependent, not competing, cultural forces. After delving into the background of the medieval oral-literate matrix, Writing the Oral Tradition develops a model of non-performative oral poetics that is a central, perhaps defining, component of Old English vernacular verse. Following the Norman Conquest, oral poetics lost its central position and became one of many ways to articulate poetry. Contrary to many scholars, Amodio argues that oral poetics did not disappear but survived well into the post-Conquest period. It influenced the composition of Middle English verse texts produced from the twelfth to the fourteenth century because it offered poets an affectively powerful and economical way to articulate traditional meanings. Indeed, fragments of oral poetics are discoverable in contemporary prose, poetics, and film as they continue to faithfully emit their traditional meanings. Writing the Oral Tradition will appeal to specialists and students interested in medieval literature, medieval cultural studies, and oral theory.


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: N.A

View: 4013


Essays on Old, Middle, modern English, and Old Icelandic

in honor of Raymond P. Tripp, Jr

Author: Raymond Paul Tripp,Loren C. Gruber,Meredith Crellin Gruber,Gregory K. Jember

Publisher: Edwin Mellen Pr


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 521

View: 3567

Twenty-two scholars from Germany, Japan, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States examine ancient and modern classics, ranging from Beowulf and Paradise Lost to Michael Crichton's Eaters of the Dead. Topics include Old English charms, Christian poetry, humor, and riddles; Old Icelandic sagas, epic dragons, and women's roles; Chaucerian textual studies, and contemporary novels.