Old English Literature in Context ebook
by John D. Niles
Redirected from John D. Niles). John D. Niles (born 1945) is an American scholar of medieval English literature best known for his work on Beowulf and the theory of oral literature.
Redirected from John D. A graduate of the University of California, Berkeley, where he received his higher degrees (. in English, 1967; PhD in Comparative Literature, 1972), Niles taught for an initial four years as Assistant Professor of English at Brandeis University
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Old English Literature : A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings . Blackwell Guides to Criticism. By (author) John D. Niles. Niles is the Frederic G. Cassidy Professor of Humanities, Emeritus, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Professor Emeritus of English at the University of California, Berkeley.
Old English Literature, Niles John D. Варианты приобретения. This book situates Old English literary texts within a cultural framework. Chapters on English learning and literature in the ninth century and the later formation of English poetry and prose also convey the profound cultural confidence of the period. Providing a discussion of essential texts, including Beowulf and the writings of Bede, this History captures the sheer inventiveness and vitality of early medieval literary culture through topics as diverse as the literature of English law, liturgical and devotional writing, the workings of science and the history of women's writing.
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Examines the notable works and authors from the period, including Beowulf, the Venerable Bede, heroic poems, and devotional literature Reinforces key perspectives with excerpts from ten critical studies Addresses questions of medieval literacy, textuality, and orality, as well as style, gender, genre, and theme Embraces the interdisciplinary nature of the field.
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John D. Niles has long been one of the most intelligent and creative readers of Old English literature; wherever his wide-ranging . The book will be seen as an indispensable guide to Anglo-Saxon literary studies, complementing Niles's The Idea of Anglo-Saxon England 1066-1901. Niles has long been one of the most intelligent and creative readers of Old English literature; wherever his wide-ranging interest turns, he writes with a poet's heart, a scholar's sharp insight, and a sure grasp of critical history. One could hardly ask for a livelier or more inspiring guide to the current state of Old English studies.
English Literature in Context. Medieval English, 500–1500. Ed. Fulk, R. Bjork, Robert . and Niles, John . .A History of Old English Literature. English Literature in Context.edn. University of Toronto Press, 2008. Peterborough, Ontario: Broadview Press, 2002. Divides material into the familiar categories of heroic poetry, riddles, ecclesiastical writing, elegies, prose, saints’ lives and biblical poetry, and the Benedictine Revival.