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Reading Old English Texts by Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe


Reading Old English Texts by Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

Reading Old English Texts, first published in 1997, focuses on the critical methods being used and developed for reading and analysing writings in Old English. The collection is timely, given the explosion of interest in the theory, method, and practice of critical reading. Each chapter engages with work on Old English texts from a particular methodological stance. The authors are all experts in the field, but are also concerned to explain their method and its application to a broad undergraduate and graduate readership. The chapters include a brief historical background to the approach; a definition of the field or method under consideration; a discussion of some exemplary criticism (with a balance of prose and verse passages); an illustration of the ways in which texts are read through this approach, and some suggestions for future work.

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Publication date

28th August 1997


Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

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Cambridge University Press


244 pages


Literary studies: classical, early & medieval



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