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Reading Old English Texts

by Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe

Reading Old English Texts Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780521469708
Publication date: 28th August 1997
Author: Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 244 pages
Categories: Literary studies: classical, early & medieval,

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