Reading Old English Texts

  • Publish Date: 1997-09-28
  • Binding: Paperback
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Focusing on the critical methods currently being used and developed for reading and analyzing writings in Old English this collection examines the theory method and practice of critical reading Each chapter engages with current work on Old English texts from a particular methodological stance The authors 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 Reading Old English Texts 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 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 t



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