• The Shapes of Early English Poetry: Style, Form, History

    Editor(s):
    Irina Dumitrescu, Eric Weiskott (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    CLCS Medieval, GS Poetry and Poetics, LLC Middle English, LLC Old English
    Subject(s):
    English literature, Medieval English literature, Poetics, Medieval literature
    Item Type:
    Book
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/egqr-8263
    Abstract:
    This volume contributes to the study of early English poetics. In these essays, several related approaches and fields of study radiate outward from poetics, including stylistics, literary history, word studies, gender studies, metrics, and textual criticism. By combining and redirecting these traditional scholarly methods, as well as exploring newer ones such as object-oriented ontology and sound studies, these essays demonstrate how poetry responds to its intellectual, literary, and material contexts. The contributors propose to connect the small (syllables, words, and phrases) to the large (histories, emotions, faiths, secrets). In doing so, they attempt to work magic on the texts they consider: turning an ordinary word into something strange and new, or demonstrating texture, difference, and horizontality where previous eyes had perceived only smoothness, sameness, and verticality. CONTENTS Roberta Frank’s publications, 1970-present Irina Dumitrescu and Eric Weiskott, “Introduction” Part 1. Seasons Mary Kate Hurley, “Weathering Time in the Wanderer” Andrew James Johnston, “Beowulf as Anti-Virgilian World Literature: Archaeology, Ekphrasis, and Epic” Denis Ferhatović, “A Portrait of the Translator as Grendel’s Mother: The Postcolonial Feminist Polyphony of Meghan Purvis’s Beowulf” Part 2. Engines Emily V. Thornbury, “Light Verse in Anglo-Saxon England” Eric Weiskott, “The Paris Psalter and English Literary History” Sarah Elliott Novacich, “Generative Form” Christopher Abram, “Kennings and Things: Towards an Object-Oriented Skaldic Poetics” Part 3. Discordance A. B. Kraebel, “Lydgate’s Missing ‘Ballade’ and the Bibliographical Imaginary” Irina Dumitrescu, “Spoiled and Eaten: Figures of Absorption in Medieval English Poetry” Jordan Zweck, “‘Gehyre se ðe wille’: Sonic Worlds in Old Testament Poetry”
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