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Published by Cambridge University Press in Cambridge [England], New York .
Written in English


  • Wanderer (Anglo-Saxon poem),
  • English poetry -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Criticism, Textual.,
  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Versification.,
  • Rhetoric, Medieval.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 201-206) and index.

StatementCarol Braun Pasternack.
SeriesCambridge studies in Anglo-Saxon England ;, 13
LC ClassificationsPR203 .P37 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 219 p., v p. of plates :
Number of Pages219
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1108067M
ISBN 100521465494
LC Control Number94033368

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The textuality of Old English poetry. [Carol Braun Pasternack] -- This study theorizes how Old English poetry functioned for readers of tenth-century manuscripts. Coupling the rigour of formalist analysis with the innovations of post-structuralist concepts. Choice "In addition to its impressively thorough analyses of Old English verbal and syntactic patterns, however, The Textuality of Old English Poetry not only suggests ways that scholars can productively use contemporary critical theory to enrich our understanding of Anglo-Saxon literature; it also points to ways that Anglo-Saxon literature can shape our ideas about such supposedly contemporary issues . Of all published articles, the following were the most read within the past 12 months. the textuality of old english poetry Download the textuality of old english poetry or read online here in PDF or EPUB. Please click button to get the textuality of old english poetry book now. All books are in clear copy here, and all files are secure so don't worry about it.

The textuality of Old English poetry / by: Pasternack, Carol Braun. Published: () The influence of Christianity on the vocabulary of Old English poetry / by: Keiser, Albert, Published: (). About this book. This review of the critical reception of Old English literature from 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. Old English Poetry: The Technicalities • Each line > two half-lines (a b; on-verse and off-verse), broken by caesura • Each half-line = min. 4 syllable, two stresses (usually) fall on ‘meaningful’ elements • Within line half-lines are linked by alliteration • In ‘a’ one or both stresses alliterates with first stress of ‘b’. A former President of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists, he is the author or editor of a dozen books on Old English literature and related topics, including The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past (Wiley Blackwell, ) and Beowulf: The Poem and Its Tradition ().

  Extract Old English manuscript poetry, including the text that we now call The Wanderer, remains close to its oral roots in its reliance on audible structures and traditional expressions, in its fluid relationship to other compositions and in its anonymity. It is not oral, however, and its existence in a manuscript is more than a physical by: 4. The Life of the Mind in Old English Poetry presents the first extensive exploration of Anglo-Saxon beliefs about the mind and how these views informed Old English poetry. It identifies in this poetry a particular cultural focus on the mental world and formulates a multivalent model of the mind behind it, as the seat of emotions, the site of temptation, the container of knowledge, and a heroic weapon. "A major, thoughtful study, applying new and serious interpretative and critical perspectives to a central range of Old English poetry." Professor John Hines, Cardiff University Cognitive approaches to literature offer new and exciting ways of interpreting literature and mentalities, by bringing ideas and methodologies from Cognitive Science into the analysis of literature and by: 7. 1 The writing’s on the wall: inscription and inheritance in Old English poetry. 2 Releasing runes: riddles and revelation in the Exeter Book. 3 Palm-twigs and runic glyphs: the ornamental textuality of runes. 4 Re-scripting the past in Old Norse heroic poetry. 5 Sacred script: myths of writing .