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The Beowulf poet and his real monsters : a trauma-theory reading of the Anglo-Saxon poem

Author: Ted Morrissey
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2013.
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This book opens new lines of inquiry into the Old English poem. One such inquiry is trauma theory, which attempts to map the psychological typography of an author and his or her culture, that is, when the text appears to be wrought of traumatic experience. Indicators of a ""trauma text"" are narrative techniques often associated with postmodernism--expressly, intertextuality, repetition, a dispersed or fragmented  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Morrissey, Ted.
Beowulf Poet and His Real Monsters : A Trauma-Theory Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Poem.
Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ted Morrissey
ISBN: 0773407642 9780773407640
OCLC Number: 861667389
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 172 pages .)
Contents: THE BEOWULF POET AND HIS REAL MONSTERS: A Trauma-Theory Reading of the Anglo-Saxon Poem; Copyright Page; Dedication; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 --
Language, Thought, and the Creation of Trauma Cultures; Chapter 2 --
""Postmodern"" Narration, and Characteristics of the Traumatized Voice; Chapter 3 --
The Beowulf Poet, and Trauma in Anglo-Saxon England; Chapter 4 --
A Trauma-Theory Reading of Beowulf; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Ted Morrissey.

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This book opens new lines of inquiry into the Old English poem. One such inquiry is trauma theory, which attempts to map the psychological typography of an author and his or her culture, that is, when the text appears to be wrought of traumatic experience. Indicators of a ""trauma text"" are narrative techniques often associated with postmodernism--expressly, intertextuality, repetition, a dispersed or fragmented voice, and a search for powerful language. The anonymous Beowulf poet made extensive use of all four narrative techniques, suggesting he and his culture were suffering some sort of tr.

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