Bookmarks from the Past: Studies in Early English Language and Literature in Honour of Helmut Gneuss [Hardback]

Lucia Kornexl (Editor); Ursula Lenker (Editor)

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ISBN: 9780820465203 | Published by: Peter Lang Verlag | Year of Publication: 2003 | Language: English 353p,

Bookmarks from the Past


The papers collected in this volume reflect the long and distinguished career of Professor Helmut Gneuss in the fields of Early English language, literature and culture. The volume will thus be of particular interest to researchers in Standard Old English, Old and Middle English poetry, medieval manuscript studies, palaeography, and the history of English language scholarship.

Table of Contents

Contents: Simon Keynes: A Tribute to Helmut Gneuss from Cambridge – Carolin Schreiber: Dialects in Contact in Ninth-Century England – Mechthild Gretsch: In Search of Standard Old English – Michael Korhammer: The Last of the Exeter Book Riddles – Hans Sauer/Inge B. Milfull: Seamus Heaney: Ulster, Old English, and Beowulf – Gaby Waxenberger: The Intriguing Inscription of the Gandersheim Runic Casket Revisited – Birgit Ebersperger: BSG, MS 2409 + Arsenal, MS 933, ff. 128-334: an Anglo-Saxon Manuscript from Canterbury? – Karl Reichl: James Ryman’s Lyrics and the Ryman Manuscript: a Reappraisal – Lucia Kornexl: From Ælfric to John of Cornwall: Evidence for Vernacular Grammar Teaching in Pre- and Post-Conquest England – Ursula Lenker: Forsooth, a Source: Metalinguistic Thought in Early English – Monika Braß: ‘The Dictionary is some Advantage to the System’: Alphabetical Order and Topical Relations in Ephraim Chamber’s Cyclopaedia.

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