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The Postmodern Beowulf: A Critical Casebook

Eileen A. Joy & Mary K. Ramsey

Amidst the immense body of Beowulf interpretations, translations, and commentary, Eileen A. Joy and Mary K. Ramsey s “The Postmodern ‘Beowulf’: A Critical Casebook” stands out. In “The Postmodern ‘Beowulf’, twenty-three critics take on the Anglo-Saxon superhero, creating a best of anthology of contemporary theoretical approaches to the epic poem that is so popular today. The essays collected here make an important scholarly contribution not only to Anglo-Saxon studies but to postmodern theory.

 With essays by Eileen A. Joy, Mary K. Ramsey, Edward Said, Claire Sponsler, Nicholas Howe, Allen J. Frantzen, John D. Niles, John Moreland, Alfred K. Siewers, James W. Earl, Janet Thormann, John M. Hill, Jeffrey J. Cohen, Carol J. Clover, Clare A. Lees, Mary Dockray-Miller, Shari Horner, Michel Foucault, Carol Braun Pasternack, Gillian Overing, Seth Lerer, Susan Kim, and Michelle R. Warren.

  • Paperback: 772 pages
  • Publisher: West Virginia University Press; 1st Edition edition (January 2, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1933202084
  • ISBN-13: 978-1933202082

Click here to read the preface of The Postmodern Beowulf online