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Old English Literature: A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings

John D. Niles

This review of the critical reception of Old English literature from 1900 to51myf5t9tyl-_sx346_bo1204203200_ 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…
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (25 Mar. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0631220577
  • ISBN-13: 978-0631220572

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