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The Resource Humour in Anglo-Saxon literature, edited by Jonathan Wilcox

Humour in Anglo-Saxon literature, edited by Jonathan Wilcox

Label
Humour in Anglo-Saxon literature
Title
Humour in Anglo-Saxon literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jonathan Wilcox
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Although the question of humour in the surviving corpus of Old English literature has rarely been discussed, the potential for analyzing this literature in terms of its humor is in fact considerable. In the essays especially commissioned for this volume, the first book-length treatment of Anglo-Saxon humor, eight of the foremost scholars in the field use different approaches to explore humor in the surviving literature of Anglo-Saxon England, in such works as Beowulf and The Battle of Maldon, the riddles of the Exeter book, and Old English saints' lives
Cataloging source
NLE
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilcox, Jonathan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English wit and humor
  • English literature
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Comic, The, in literature
  • English literature
  • English wit and humor
Label
Humour in Anglo-Saxon literature, edited by Jonathan Wilcox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Jonathan Wilcox -- Byrhtnoth's laughter and the poetics of gesture / John D. Niles -- "Grim wordplay": folly and wisdom in Anglo-Saxon humor / T.A. Shippey -- Humor, wordplay, and semantic resonance in Beowulf / Raymond P. Tripp, Jr. -- Heroic humor in Beowulf / E.L. Risden -- Humor in hiding: laughter between the sheets in the Exeter Book riddles / D.K. Smith -- Sexual humor and fettered desire in Exeter Book riddle 12 / Nina Rulon-Miller -- "Why do you speak so much foolishness?": gender, humor, and discourse in Ælfric's Lives of saints / Shari Horner -- A funny thing happened on the way to heaven: humorous incongruity in Old English saints' lives / Hugh Magennis
Control code
ocn860617857
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 162 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846150029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1xh9r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860617857
Label
Humour in Anglo-Saxon literature, edited by Jonathan Wilcox
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction / Jonathan Wilcox -- Byrhtnoth's laughter and the poetics of gesture / John D. Niles -- "Grim wordplay": folly and wisdom in Anglo-Saxon humor / T.A. Shippey -- Humor, wordplay, and semantic resonance in Beowulf / Raymond P. Tripp, Jr. -- Heroic humor in Beowulf / E.L. Risden -- Humor in hiding: laughter between the sheets in the Exeter Book riddles / D.K. Smith -- Sexual humor and fettered desire in Exeter Book riddle 12 / Nina Rulon-Miller -- "Why do you speak so much foolishness?": gender, humor, and discourse in Ælfric's Lives of saints / Shari Horner -- A funny thing happened on the way to heaven: humorous incongruity in Old English saints' lives / Hugh Magennis
Control code
ocn860617857
Extent
1 online resource (vii, 162 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781846150029
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1xh9r
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)860617857

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