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A Beowulf handbook / edited by Robert E. Bjork and John D. Niles.

Contributor(s): Bjork, Robert E, 1949- | Niles, John D.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, c1997Description: 466 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0803212372 (alk. paper); 9780803212374 (alk. paper).Subject(s): Beowulf -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Epic poetry, English (Old) -- History and criticism -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Scandinavia -- In literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Monsters in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Dragons in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etc | Heroes in literature -- Handbooks, manuals, etcAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Beowulf handbook.DDC classification: 829/.3 Other classification: 18.05 Also issued online.
Contents:
Introduction : Beowolf, truth, and meaning / John D. Niles -- Date, provenance, author, audiences / Robert E. Bjork and Anita Obermeier -- Textual criticism / R.D. Fulk -- Prosody / Robert P. Stockwell and Donka Minkova -- Diction, variation, the formula / Katherine O'Brien O'Keefe -- Rhetoric and style / Ursula Schaefer -- Sources and analogues / Theodore M. Anderson -- Structure and Unity / Thomas A. Shippey -- Christian and Pagan elements / Edward B. Irving Jr. -- Digressions and episodes / Robert E. Bjork -- Myth and history / John D. Niles -- Symbolism and allegory / Alvin A. Lee -- Social Milieu / John M. Hill -- The hero and the theme / George Clark -- Beowulf and archaeology / Catherine M. Hills -- Gener roles / Alexandra Hennessey Olsen -- Beowulf and contemporary critical theory / Seth Lerer -- Translations, versions, illustrations / Marijane Osborn.
Review: "The individual chapters by eighteen scholars offer both a rapid survey of scholarly trends in the study of Beowulf and a more sustained exploration of selected problems. Each chapter begins with a brief summary of its contents followed by an annotated chronology of the most important books and articles on the particular topic it treats. The core of each chapter constitutes a history of scholarly interest in the topic under consideration, a synthesis of present knowledge and opinion, and an analysis of scholarly work that remains to be done." "All of the chapters have been written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience - from nonspecialists who wish simply to read and enjoy Beowulf to scholars at work on their own research."--BOOK JACKET.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [377]-430) and index.

Introduction : Beowolf, truth, and meaning / John D. Niles -- Date, provenance, author, audiences / Robert E. Bjork and Anita Obermeier -- Textual criticism / R.D. Fulk -- Prosody / Robert P. Stockwell and Donka Minkova -- Diction, variation, the formula / Katherine O'Brien O'Keefe -- Rhetoric and style / Ursula Schaefer -- Sources and analogues / Theodore M. Anderson -- Structure and Unity / Thomas A. Shippey -- Christian and Pagan elements / Edward B. Irving Jr. -- Digressions and episodes / Robert E. Bjork -- Myth and history / John D. Niles -- Symbolism and allegory / Alvin A. Lee -- Social Milieu / John M. Hill -- The hero and the theme / George Clark -- Beowulf and archaeology / Catherine M. Hills -- Gener roles / Alexandra Hennessey Olsen -- Beowulf and contemporary critical theory / Seth Lerer -- Translations, versions, illustrations / Marijane Osborn.

Also issued online.

"The individual chapters by eighteen scholars offer both a rapid survey of scholarly trends in the study of Beowulf and a more sustained exploration of selected problems. Each chapter begins with a brief summary of its contents followed by an annotated chronology of the most important books and articles on the particular topic it treats. The core of each chapter constitutes a history of scholarly interest in the topic under consideration, a synthesis of present knowledge and opinion, and an analysis of scholarly work that remains to be done." "All of the chapters have been written to accommodate the needs of a broad audience - from nonspecialists who wish simply to read and enjoy Beowulf to scholars at work on their own research."--BOOK JACKET.

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Robert E. Bjork is a professor of English at Arizona State University. He is the author of The Old English Verse Saints' Lives: A Study in Direct Discourse and the Iconography of Style . John D. Niles is a professor of English at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of Beowulf: The Poem and Its Tradition.

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