Anglo-Saxon Emotions: Reading the Heart in Old English by Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

By Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

examine into the feelings is starting to achieve momentum in Anglo-Saxon stories. with the intention to combine early medieval Britain into the broader scholarly study into the heritage 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 research of Anglo-Saxon psychological and emotional existence, with more youthful scholars.

The quantity offers a good concentration - on emotion (rather than mental lifestyles extra generally), on Anglo-Saxon England and on language and literature - with contrasting techniques that may open up debate. the quantity considers a variety of methodologies and theoretical views, examines the interaction of emotion and textuality, explores how emotion is conveyed via gesture, interrogates feelings in non secular devotional literature, and considers where of emotion in heroic tradition. each 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approximately emotion in Anglo-Saxon England and what interpretative strikes need to be made to learn emotion in outdated English texts, in addition to contemplating how rules approximately and representations of emotion may possibly relate to lived experience.

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

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