Literary Medieval Criticism

Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English by Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

By Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

study into the sentiments is starting to achieve momentum in Anglo-Saxon stories. as a way to combine early medieval Britain into the broader scholarly examine into the heritage of feelings (a significant topic in different fields and a key box in interdisciplinary studies), this quantity brings jointly tested students, who've already made major contributions to the examine of Anglo-Saxon psychological and emotional lifestyles, with more youthful scholars.

The quantity provides a decent concentration - on emotion (rather than mental existence extra generally), on Anglo-Saxon England and on language and literature - with contrasting ways that may open up debate. the quantity considers various methodologies and theoretical views, examines the interaction of emotion and textuality, explores how emotion is conveyed via gesture, interrogates feelings in spiritual devotional literature, and considers where of emotion in heroic tradition. every one bankruptcy asks questions about what's culturally special approximately emotion in Anglo-Saxon England and what interpretative strikes need to be made to learn emotion in previous English texts, in addition to contemplating how principles approximately and representations of emotion could relate to lived experience.

Taken jointly the essays during this assortment point out the present kingdom of the sector and preview vital paintings to return. via exploring methodologies and fabrics for the examine of Anglo-Saxon feelings, really targeting outdated English language and literature, it's going to either stimulate additional examine in the self-discipline and make a particular contribution to the broader interdisciplinary dialog approximately emotions.

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