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Signs that sing : hybrid poetics in Old English verse

Author: Heather Maring
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, 2017.
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Maring considers several types of Old English verse: oral poetry, with its simultaneity of composition, dissemination, and reception and dynamic of performance; written poetry and its reliance on intertextual referencing; and liturgical works, heavily laden with Christian meaning. Maring's project examines the expressive possibilities created by hybridization as well as how these expressions influence our  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Maring
ISBN: 9780813054469 081305446X
OCLC Number: 1014161802
Description: x, 221 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Hybrid poetics in Old English verse --
Metonymy, Gifre, Grædig, and a devouring-the-dead theme --
A lord-retainer theme --
Refiguring hybrid oral-literate signs --
Bright voice of praise : an Old English poet-patron theme --
A sea voyage in The dream of the rood --
Signifying the coming of Christ in The advent lyrics --
Afterword : signs that sing.
Responsibility: Heather Maring.
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Argues that oral tradition, religious ritual, and literate Latin-based practices are dynamically interconnected in Old English poetry. Resisting the tendency to study these different forms of  Read more...


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