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Niles, John D.

Old English Literature: A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings

Niles, John D. - Old English Literature: A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings, ebook

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This review of the critical reception of Old English literature from 1900 to the present moves beyond a focus on individual literary texts so as to survey the different schools, methods, and assumptions that have shaped the discipline.

  • Examines the notable works and authors from the period, including Beowulf, the Venerable Bede, heroic poems, and devotional literature
  • Reinforces key perspectives with excerpts from ten critical studies
  • Addresses questions of medieval literacy, textuality, and orality, as well as style, gender, genre, and theme
  • Embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the field with reference to historical studies, religious studies, anthropology, art history, and more

Keywords:

Beowulf, Venerable Bede, Ælfric, Cynewulf, Anglo-Saxon literature, heroic tradition, literary criticism, reception history, literary studies, philology, Old English poetry, Old English prose, medieval literacy, textuality, orality, devotional literature

, Old, Middle & Medieval English Literature
Editor
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2016
Language
en
Edition
1
Series
Blackwell Guides to Criticism
Page amount
352 pages
Category
Litterary Studies
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781118598849
Printed ISBN
9780631220565

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