Download Free Direct Speech in Beowulf and Other Old English Narrative Poems PDF by Elise Louviot Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2016 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A new examination of the little-studied phenomena of Direct Speech in Old English poetry.
Download Free Performance in Beowulf and Other Old English Poems PDF by Steven J. A. Breeze Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2022-10-25 with total page 279 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Acts of performance, such as music, storytelling, and poetry recital, have made significant contributions to the rediscovery and widening popularity of Old English poetry. However, while these performances capture the imagination, they also influence an audience's view of the world of the original poems, even to propagating certain assumptions, particularly those to do with performance practices. By stripping away these assumptions, this book aims to uncover the ways in which representations of performance in Old English poetry are intimately associated with poetic production and fundamental cultural concerns. Through an examination of Beowulf, diverse wisdom poems, and the "artist" poems Deor and Widsith, it proposes that poets constructed an imaginary domain of "poetic performance", which negotiated tensions between early medieval creativity and core social beliefs. It also shows how the poems' relationship with oral methods of composition and circulation weakened in later medieval poetry as both language and poetic form altered. Overall, the book explores what depictions of performance within these texts can tell us about early medieval conceptualisations, processes, and practices, in the poetic imagination and in wider culture. Through an analysis of Eddic poetry and Laȝamon's Brut, it also highlights a tradition of "poetic performance" in English poetics.
Download Free Beowulf in Contemporary Culture PDF by David Clark Full Book and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2019-11-29 with total page 263 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection explores Beowulf’s extensive impact on contemporary culture across a wide range of forms. The last 15 years have seen an intensification of scholarly interest in medievalism and reimaginings of the Middle Ages. However, in spite of the growing prominence of medievalism both in academic discourse and popular culture—and in spite of the position Beowulf itself holds in both areas—no study such as this has yet been undertaken. Beowulf in Contemporary Culture therefore makes a significant contribution both to early medieval studies and to our understanding of Beowulf’s continuing cultural impact. It should inspire further research into this topic and medievalist responses to other aspects of early medieval culture. Topics covered here range from film and television to video games, graphic novels, children’s literature, translations, and versions, along with original responses published here for the first time. The collection not only provides an overview of the positions Beowulf holds in the contemporary imagination, but also demonstrates the range of avenues yet to be explored, or even fully acknowledged, in the study of medievalism.
Download Free Dissonant Neighbours PDF by David Callander Full Book and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2019-04-01 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dissonant Neighbours compares early Welsh and English poetry up to c.1250, investigating why these two neighbouring literatures describe similar events in markedly different ways. Medieval Welsh and English texts were subject to many of the same Latin and French influences, and we see this in the stories told in the poetic traditions; comparing and contrasting the different approaches of Welsh and English poetry offers insight to the core narrative trends of both. How, where and why did early Welsh and English poets deploy narrative? These are key questions that this book seeks to answer, providing a groundbreaking new study which treats the Welsh and English poetry in an equal and balanced manner. It contributes to ongoing debates concerning multilingualism and the relationship between Welsh and English literature, dividing into four comparative chapters that contrast a wide range of early Welsh and English material, yielding incisive new readings in poetic tradition.
Download Free Speech Representation in the History of English PDF by Associate Professor Department of English Peter J Grund Full Book and published by Oxford University Press, USA. This book was released on 2020-11-16 with total page 265 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Representing what someone else has said is an integral part of spoken and written communication. Speech representation occurs in many contexts from news reports and legal trials to everyday conversation. Although commonplace, it requires sophisticated choices regarding what to represent and how to represent it. These choices can highlight a speaker's voice, shape our perception of the reported speech, or support our claims of authority.While speech representation in Present-day English has been studied extensively, this book extends the discussion to historical periods. Speech Representation in the History of English explores speech representation of the past, providing in-depth analyses of how speakers and writers mark, structure, and discuss a previous speech event or fictional speech. Focusing on the Early Modern English and the Late Modern English periods (1500-1900), this volume covers topics such as parentheses as markers of represented speech, the development of like as a reporting expression, the gradual formation of free indirect speech reporting, and the interpersonal functions of represented speech. Chapters draw on a wide range of methodologies, including historical sociolinguistics, pragmatics, and corpus linguistics, and cover many genres from witness depositions, literary texts, and letters, to the spoken language of the recent past. In this comprehensive volume, Peter Grund and Terry Walker bring together a collection of works that use cutting-edge approaches to speech representation. Researchers and students of the history of English, sociolinguistics, and discourse studies alike will find Speech Representation in the History of English to be an invaluable addition to the field.
Download Free Priests and Their Books in Late Anglo-Saxon England PDF by Gerald P. Dyson Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2019 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fresh perspectives on the English clergy, their books, and the wider Anglo-Saxon church.
Download Free Bishop Æthelwold, His Followers, and Saints' Cults in Early Medieval England PDF by Alison Hudson Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2022 with total page 312 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An exploration of how Æthelwold and those he influenced deployed the promotion of saints to implement religious reform.
Download Free Debating with Demons PDF by Christina M. Heckman Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2020 with total page 261 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A consideration of the theme of demons as teachers in early English literature.
Download Free Early English Queens, 650–850 PDF by Stefany Wragg Full Book and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-06-06 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book offers the first dedicated and comprehensive examination of the lives of nearly thirty women known to occupy the office of queen in the English kingdoms between 650 and 850. The queens of early England are often shadowy figures in the historical record, beset by numerous issues which have largely confined them to the margins of history. Through careful analysis, the volume presents a ground-breaking appraisal of the role of queens in early England, and how their actions and identities shaped their practice of queenship. Organised thematically, it offers an overview of queens in many different roles, such as agents of Christianity, mothers, and peace-weavers. From high profile queens such as Æthelthryth of Ely and Cynethryth of Mercia, to the shadowy Leofrun of East Anglia and the nameless queen of Anna of East Anglia, the book engages with sources to advance fuller narratives about even the most obscure queens of the era. Aided by resources such as genealogical tables, Early English Queens, 650–850 is an ideal resource for students and scholars at all levels, as well general readers, interested in the lives of queens and early English history.
Download Free Law, Literature, and Social Regulation in Early Medieval England PDF by Andrew Rabin Full Book and published by Boydell & Brewer. This book was released on 2023-02-21 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Valuable new insights into the multi-layered and multi-directional relationship of law, literature, and social regulation in pre-Conquest English society. Pre-Conquest English law was among the most sophisticated in early medieval Europe. Composed largely in the vernacular, it played a crucial role in the evolution of early English identity and exercised a formative influence on the development of the Common Law. However, recent scholarship has also revealed the significant influence of these legal documents and ideas on other cultural domains, both modern and pre-modern. This collection explores the richness of pre-Conquest legal writing by looking beyond its traditional codified form. Drawing on methodologies ranging from traditional philology to legal and literary theory, and from a diverse selection of contributors offering a broad spectrum of disciplines, specialities and perspectives, the essays examine the intersection between traditional juridical texts - from law codes and charters to treatises and religious regulation - and a wide range of literary genres, including hagiography and heroic poetry. In doing so, they demonstrate that the boundary that has traditionally separated "law" from other modes of thought and writing is far more porous than hitherto realized. Overall, the volume yields valuable new insights into the multi-layered and multi-directional relationship of law, literature, and social regulation in pre-Conquest English society.
Download Free From West to North Frisia PDF by Alastair Walker Full Book and published by John Benjamins Publishing Company. This book was released on 2022-03-10 with total page 504 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume contains 25 articles covering a wide array of subjects, reflecting the breadth of scholarship of one of today’s leading experts in the field of Frisian Studies. The articles, written mostly in English and German, encompass a temporal range from Old Frisian to Modern Frisian and a geographical range from West Frisian in the Netherlands to Sater and North Frisian in Germany, and include Low German. Some articles initiate new fields of enquiry, e.g. uncharted areas of dialectology, others give comprehensive reviews of certain domains, e.g. the provenance of Old Frisian law texts, while a third category focusses on specific topics ranging from phonology, grammar and etymology to aspects of Frisian literature and a medieval Frisian ballad.
Download Free "Beowulf" and Other Old English Poems PDF by Craig Williamson Full Book and published by University of Pennsylvania Press. This book was released on 2011-06-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The best-known literary achievement of Anglo-Saxon England, Beowulf is a poem concerned with monsters and heroes, treasure and transience, feuds and fidelity. Composed sometime between 500 and 1000 C.E. and surviving in a single manuscript, it is at once immediately accessible and forever mysterious. And in Craig Williamson's splendid new version, this often translated work may well have found its most compelling modern English interpreter. Williamson's Beowulf appears alongside his translations of many of the major works written by Anglo-Saxon poets, including the elegies "The Wanderer" and "The Seafarer," the heroic "Battle of Maldon," the visionary "Dream of the Rood," the mysterious and heart-breaking "Wulf and Eadwacer," and a generous sampling of the Exeter Book riddles. Accompanied by a foreword by noted medievalist Tom Shippey on Anglo-Saxon history, culture, and archaeology, and Williamson's introductions to the individual poems as well as his essay on translating Old English, the texts transport us back to the medieval scriptorium or ancient mead hall to share an exile's lament or herdsman's recounting of the story of the world's creation. From the riddling song of a bawdy onion that moves between kitchen and bedroom, to the thrilling account of Beowulf's battle with a treasure-hoarding dragon, the world becomes a place of rare wonder in Williamson's lines. Were his idiom not so modern, we might almost think the Anglo-Saxon poets had taken up the lyre again and begun to sing after a silence of a thousand years.
Download Free Poetic Style and Innovation in Old English, Old Norse, and Old Saxon PDF by Megan E. Hartman Full Book and published by Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. This book was released on 2020-10-26 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book traces the development of hypermetric verse in Old English and compares it to the cognate traditions of Old Norse and Old Saxon. The study illustrates the inherent flexibility of the hypermetric line and shows how poets were able to manipulate this flexibility in different contexts for different practical and rhetorical purposes. This mode of analysis is therefore able to show what degree of control the poets had over the traditional alliterative line, what effects they were able to produce with various stylistic choices, and how attention to poetic style can aid in literary analysis.
Download Free Cognitive Approaches to Old English Poetry PDF by Antonina Harbus Full Book and published by DS Brewer. This book was released on 2012 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Offers an entirely new way of interpreting and examining Anglo-Saxon texts, via theories derived from cognitive studies.
Download Free A Short History of English Literature Until 1900 PDF by Birgit Neumann Full Book and published by PONS. This book was released on 2010 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download Free Re-imagining Periphery PDF by Charlotta Hillerdal Full Book and published by Oxbow Books. This book was released on 2020-06-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This edited volume delves into the current state of Iron Age and Early Medieval research in the North. Over the last two decades of archaeological explorations, theoretical vanguards, and introduction of new methodological strategies, together with a growing amount of critical studies in archaeology taking their stance from a multidisciplinary perspective, have dramatically changed our understanding of Northern Iron Age societies. The profound effect of 6th century climatic events on social structures in Northern Europe, a reintegration of written sources and archaeological material, genetic and isotopic studies entirely reinterpreting previously excavated grave material, are but a few examples of such land winnings. The aim of this book is to provide an intense and cohesive focus on the characteristics of contemporary Iron Age research; explored under the subheadings of field and methodology, settlement and spatiality, text and translation, and interaction and impact. Gathering the work of leading, established researchers and field archaeologists based throughout northern Europe and in the frontline of this new emerging image, this volume provides a collective summary of our current understandings of the Iron Age and Early Medieval Era in the North. It also facilitates a renewed interaction between academia and the ever-growing field of infrastructural archaeology, by integrating cutting edge fieldwork and developing field methods in the corpus of Iron Age and Early Medieval studies. In this book, many hypotheses are pushed forward from their expected outcomes, and analytical work is not afraid of taking risks, thus advancing the field of Iron Age research, and also, hopefully, inspiring to a continued creation of new knowledge.
Download Free The Lyric Speakers of Old English Poetry PDF by Edna Edith Sayers Full Book and published by Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press. This book was released on 1991 with total page 174 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work is a treatment of over thirty Old English lyrics including prayers, riddles, charms, the epilogues to Cynewulf's four signed poems, lyric interludes from Beowulf, and poems from the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.