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Riddles at work in the early medieval tradition : words, ideas, interactions

Author: Megan Cavell
Publisher: Manchester Manchester University Press 2020
Series: Manchester medieval literature and culture
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

The first collection devoted solely to early medieval riddles, Riddles at work showcases recent research in this popular, new field. It brings together studies of Old English and Latin riddles,  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Megan Cavell
ISBN: 9781526133717 1526133717
OCLC Number: 1158498068
Description: xvii, 323 Seiten : Illustrationen
Contents: Introduction - Megan Cavell, Jennifer Neville and Victoria SymonsExeter Book riddle titlesPart I: WordsIntroduction - Megan Cavell and Jennifer Neville1 Sorting out the rings: astronomical tropes in THragbysig (R.4) - Jennifer Neville2 Wundor and wraetlic: the anatomy of wonder in the sex riddles - Sharon E. Rhodes3 Domesticating the devil: the early medieval contexts of Aldhelm's cat riddle - Megan Cavell4 The crafting of sound in the riddles of the Exeter Book - Francesca Brooks5 Sound, voice, and articulation in the Exeter Book riddles -Robert StantonPart II: IdeasIntroduction - Megan Cavell and Jennifer Neville6 Warriors and their battle gear: conceptual blending in Anhaga (R.5) and Waepnum Awyrged (R.20) - Karin Olsen7 Humour and the Exeter Book riddles: incongruity in Fethegeorn (R.31) - Jonathan Wilcox8 Memory and transformative fear in the Exeter Book riddles - Rafal Boryslawski9 Monstrous healing: Aldhelm's leech riddle - Peter Buchanan10Freolic, sellic: an ecofeminist reading of Modor Monigra (R.84) - Corinne Dale11 Mind, mood and meteorology in THrymful THeow (R.1-3) - James PazPart III: InteractionsIntroduction - Megan Cavell and Jennifer Neville12 The nursemaid, the mother and the prostitute: tracing an insular riddle topos on both sides of the English Channel - Mercedes Salvador-Bello13 The moon and stars in the Bern and Eusebius riddles - Neville Mogford14 Enigmatic knowing and the Vercelli Book - Britt Mize15 The materiality of fire in Legbysig and Ligbysig (R.30a and b) and an unexpected new solution - Pirkko A. Koppinen16 Dyre craeft: new translations of Exeter riddle fragments Modor Monigra (R.84), Se Wiht Wombe Haefde (R.89), and Brunra Beot (R.92), accompanied by notes on process' - Miller Wolf ObermanAfterword - Megan Cavell and Jennifer NevilleIndex -- .
Series Title: Manchester medieval literature and culture
Responsibility: edited by Megan Cavell, Jennifer Neville.


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'This collection of essays on the subject of the Old English and Anglo-Latin riddling traditions is the first of its kind and represents a major contribution to the field. It promises an up-to-date Read more...

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