New Readings on Women in Old English Literature

New Readings on Women in Old English Literature

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The publication of this volume of essays is a milestone in Old English studies. It is the first collection to examine this literature from a feminist perspective. Although the contributors represent a plurality of approaches and positions, they share a common objective: to reassess women as women, as they actually appear in the laws, in works written by women, and in canonical literature. The essays address, correct, and round out the nineteenth-century Anglo-Saxon critical tradition and begin fresh exploration of the women in Old English literature. The subjects discussed fall into the following broad categories: the historical record; sexuality and folklore; language and difference in characterization and the qdeconstructedq stereotype. Contributors include Marijane Osborn; Christine E. Fell; F.T. Wainwright; Pauline Stafford; Frank M. Stenton; Mary P. Richard s and B. Jane Stanfield; Carol J. Clover; Edith Whitehurst Williams; Paul E. Szarmach; Audrey L. Meaney; Helen Damico; Patricia A. Belanoff; L. John Sklute; Paul Beekman Taylor; Alexandra Hennessey Olsen; Joyce Hill; Jane Chance; Alain Renoir; Dolores Warwick Frese; and Anita R. The New Feminist Criticism: Essays on Women, Literature, unit Theory, cd. Elaine Showaltcr (New ... J. R. R.Tolkien, aquot;The Monsters and the Critics, aquot; Proceedings of the British Academy 22 (1936): 245-95. Rpt. in An Anthology of Beowulf Criticism, ed. I.ewis E. Nicholson ... 1982. which is a comprehensive lexical examination; and Bcmicc W. Klimana#39;s aquot;Women in Early English Literature. a#39; Beowulfa#39; to theanbsp;...

Title:New Readings on Women in Old English Literature
Author: Helen Damico, Alexandra Hennessey Olsen
Publisher:Indiana University Press - 1990

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