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Early English Poetic Culture and Meter
The Influence of G. R. Russom

Edited by Lindy Brady and M J Toswell

Early English Poetic Culture and Meter
Hardback, 198 pages £70.00
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781580442428
Format: 233mm x 155mm
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Subjects: Literary Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Medieval Studies
Series: Festschriften, Occasional Papers, and Lectures

This volume develops G. R. Russom's contributions to early English meter and style, including his fundamental reworkings and rethinkings of accepted and oft-repeated mantras, including his word-foot theory, concern for the late medieval context for alliterative meter, and the linguistics of punctuation and translation as applied to Old English texts. Ten eminent scholars from across the field take up Russom's ideas to lead readers in new and exciting directions.

Foreword by Thomas Cable Introduction by Lindy Brady and M. J. Toswell Secg betsta and oegn betstan: A Reconsideration of the Short Verses in Beowulf by Jun Terasawa Particle Verses in Old English and Eddic Poetry by R. D. Fulk Old English Verse Punctuation and Linguistic Theory by Daniel Donoghue Boars and the Geats in Beowulf by Lindy Brady New Applications for Word-Foot Theory by Megan E. Hartman The Old English Metrical Psalms: Practice and Theory of Translation by Haruko Momma Polyptoton in Old English Texts by M. J. Toswell Confessio et Oratio: An Unrecognized Old English Confessional Poem by Thomas A. Bredehoft Alliterative Meter after 1450: The Vision of William Banastre by Eric Weiskott Publications of Geoffrey Richard Russom

M. J. Toswell is a professor at the University of Western Ontario. Lindy Brady is an assistant professor at the University of Mississippi.

Publication Details:

 Hardback , 198 pages
 233mm x 155mm

BIC Code:
  LIT011000, LIT014000
 Medieval Institute Publications


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