Bibliographic Details

Unlocking the wordhord : Anglo-Saxon studies in memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr. / edited by Mark C. Amodio and Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe.

Imprint Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2003.
Description 1 online resource (x, 359 pages) : illustrations
Language English
Subject English philology -- Old English, ca. 450-1100.
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Criticism, Textual.
Littérature anglaise -- ca 450-1100 (Vieil anglais) -- Histoire et critique.
Littérature anglaise -- ca 450-1100 (Vieil anglais) -- Critique textuelle.
Philologie anglaise -- ca 450-1100 (Vieil anglais)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
English literature -- Old English.
English philology -- Old English.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record
Other authors / contributors O'Brien O'Keeffe, Katherine, 1948-
Irving, Edward Burroughs, 1923-
Amodio, Mark.
ISBN 9781442682931
Notes "A select bibliography of the writings of Edward B. Irving Jr": pages 313-314.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 315-345) and index.
Summary The Anglo-Saxons placed a great deal of importance on wisdom and learning, something Beowulf makes dramatically clear when he uses his 'wordhord' to command respect and admiration from his friends and foes alike. Modern day scholars no longer have recourse to the living language and culture of the Anglo-Saxons, and as a result must turn to their 'wordhords' - the literary, historical, and cultural artefacts that have survived in various degrees of intactness - to learn about life in Anglo-Saxon England. This collection of essays, gathered to honour the memory of the noted Anglo-Saxonist Edward B. Irving, Jr., brings together an international group of leading scholars who take the measure of Anglo-Saxon literary, textual, and lexical studies in the present moment. Ranging from philological and structural studies to ones that explicitly engage a variety of contemporary theoretical issues, they reflect the rich diversity of approaches to be found among Anglo-Saxonists. Subjects addressed include comparative work on Old English and Latin, and on Old English, ancient Greek, and South Slavic, notions of authorship and textual integrity, techniques of editing, heroic poetry, religious verse, lexicography, oral tradition, and material textuality. Offering a fresh reading of some popular pieces and inviting attention to some less-familiar texts, these previously unpublished essays illustrate the latest state of particular techniques for literary / critical analysis, textual recovery, and lexical studies.
Other form Print version: Unlocking the wordhord. Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, ©2003 9780802048226
Publisher's no. 9786612033698
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction / Mark C. Amodio and Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
  • Falling into place : dislocation in the Junius Book / Nicholas Howe
  • Aelfric revises : the lives of Martin and the idea of the author / Paul E. Szarmach
  • 'Beowulf' and scribal performance / A.N. Doane
  • How genres leak in traditional verse / John Miles Foley
  • A reading of Brunanburh / Donald Scragg
  • 'lc' and 'We' in eleventh-century Old English liturgical verse / Sarah Larratt Keefer
  • Cynewulf and the Passio S. Iulianae / Michael Lapidge
  • King Cnut's grant of Sandwich to Christ Church, Canterbury : a new reading of a damaged annal in two copies of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle / Timothy Graham
  • The fables of the Bayeux Tapestry : an Anglo-Saxon perspective / Gail Joy Berlin
  • N.F.S. Grundtvig's 1840 edition of the Old English Phoenix : a vision of a vision of paradise / Robert E. Bjork
  • Hrothgar's 'admirable courage' / Jane Roberts
  • Questions of fairness : fair, not fair and foul / Antonette diPaolo Healey
  • Bravery and the vocabulary of bravery in Beowulf and the Battle of Maldon / Janet Bately
  • Sex in the Dictionary of Old English / Roberta Frank.