New PDF release: Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English

By Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

ISBN-10: 1472421698

ISBN-13: 9781472421692

study into the feelings is commencing to achieve momentum in Anglo-Saxon experiences. with the intention to combine early medieval Britain into the broader scholarly learn into the historical past of feelings (a significant subject in different fields and a key box in interdisciplinary studies), this quantity brings jointly verified students, who've already made major contributions to the examine of Anglo-Saxon psychological and emotional existence, with more youthful scholars.

The quantity offers a decent concentration - on emotion (rather than mental lifestyles extra generally), on Anglo-Saxon England and on language and literature - with contrasting methods that would open up debate. the quantity considers more than a few methodologies and theoretical views, examines the interaction of emotion and textuality, explores how emotion is conveyed via gesture, interrogates feelings in spiritual devotional literature, and considers where of emotion in heroic tradition. every one bankruptcy asks questions about what's culturally detailed approximately emotion in Anglo-Saxon England and what interpretative strikes need to be made to learn emotion in previous English texts, in addition to contemplating how principles approximately and representations of emotion may perhaps relate to lived experience.

Taken jointly the essays during this assortment point out the present country of the sector and preview very important paintings to come back. via exploring methodologies and fabrics for the research of Anglo-Saxon feelings, quite targeting previous English language and literature, it is going to either stimulate additional research in the self-discipline and make a particular contribution to the broader interdisciplinary dialog approximately emotions.

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