Saints and Scholars [Hardback]

Stuart McWilliams (Editor)

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ISBN: 9781843843030 | Published by: Boydell & Brewer Ltd | Year of Publication: 2012 | Language: English 288p,




Saints and Scholars

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Anglo-Saxon literature and culture, and their subsequent appropriations, unite the essays collected here. They offer fresh and exciting perspectives on a variety of issues, from gender to religion and the afterlives of Old English texts, from reconsiderations of neglected works to reflections on the place of Anglo-Saxon in the classroom. As is appropriate, they draw especially on Hugh Magennis' own interests in hagiography and issues of community and reception. Taken together, they provide a "state of the discipline" account of the present, and future, of Anglo-Saxon studies.

Table of Contents

Introduction - Stuart McWilliams
A Note on the Sensational Old English Life of St Margaret - Elaine Treharne
A Place to Weep: Joseph in the Beer-Room and Anglo-Saxon Gestures of Emotion - Jonathan Wilcox
Aldhelm's Choice of Saints for His Prose De Virginitate - Juliet Mullins
Shepherding the Shepherds in the Ways of Pastoral Care: Ælfric and Cambridge University Library MS Gg.3.28 - Robert K Upchurch
'Consider Lazarus': A Context for Vercelli Homily VII - Jane Roberts
More than a Female Joseph: The Sources of the Late 5th Century Passio Sanctae Eugeniae - E. Gordon Whatley
Ælfric, Leofric and In Natale Plurimorum Apostolorum - Joyce Hill
Stories from the Court of King Alfred - Malcolm Godden
De Duodecim Abusiuis, Lordship and Kingship in Anglo-Saxon England - Mary Clayton
Reluctant Appetites: Anglo-Saxon Attitudes towards Fasting - Christina Lee
A Note on the Function of the Inscribed Strip from the Staffordshire Hoard - Elisabeth Okasha
The Shining of the Sun in the Twelve Nights of Christmas - Marilina Cesario
Sin and Laughter in Late Anglo-Saxon England: The Case of OE (H)leahtor - Donald Scragg
Marginal Activity? Post-Conquest Old English Readers and Their Notes - Mary Swan
Old English for Non-Specialists in the Nineteenth Century: A Road Not Taken - Chris Jones
The Beginnings of English Poetry: Philological and Textual Challenges for the Creative Imagination - John J. Thompson
The Beginnings of English Poetry: Philological and Textual Challenges for the Creative Imagination - Ivan Herbison
The Honey Vision - Medbh McGuckian
The Scholar - Ciaran Carson
Hugh Magennis: A Bibliography, 1981-2011 - Ivan Herbison

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