Literary Criticism (except Beowulf)

1. Anthologies

Lapidge, Michael and Helmut Gneuss, eds. Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England: Studies Presented to Peter Clemoes. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1985.

Korhammer, Michael et al., eds. Words, Texts, and Manuscripts: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Culture Presented to Helmut Gneuss. Cambridge: Brewer, 1992.

O'Keeffe, Katherine O'Brien, ed. Old English Shorter Poems: Basic Readings. New York: Garland, 1994.

2. Books

Frantzen, Allen J. Desire for Origins: New Language, Old English, and Teaching the Tradition. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 1990. A critique of Old English scholarship and pedagogy from a postmodern point of view.

Hermann, John P. Allegories of War: Language and Violence in Old English. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, c1989.

Howe, Nicholas. Migration and Mythmaking in Anglo-Saxon England. New Haven: Yale UP, 1989.

Lerer, Seth. Literacy and Power in Anglo-Saxon Literature. Lincoln: U of Nebraska P, 1991. Literacy is all the rage: material on Alfred, Riddles, Beowulf.

Magennis, Hugh. Images of Community in Old English Poetry. Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England, 18. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1996.

O'Keeffe, Katherine O'Brien. Visible Song: Transitional Literacy in Old English Verse. Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England 4. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 1990. The persistence of "oral" habits in early written texts: an important book.

Robinson, Fred C. The Editing of Old English. Oxford: Blackwell, 1994. More broadly-based than the title suggests: excellent essays on a variety of textual issues.

Robinson, Fred C. The Tomb of Beowulf and Other Essays on Old English. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993. Excellent collection of critical essays.

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