We use cookies to enhance your experience on our website. By continuing to use our website, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. You can change your cookie settings at any time. Find out more
Cover

Materializing Englishness in Early Medieval Texts

Jacqueline Fay

June 2022

ISBN: 9780198757566

224 pages
Paperback
203x135mm

In Stock

Oxford Textual Perspectives

Price: £18.99

Provides a new way of understanding how people became English during the Anglo-Saxon period by tracing the links between Englishness and the body in the texts and culture of this time.

Share:

Description

Provides a new way of understanding how people became English during the Anglo-Saxon period by tracing the links between Englishness and the body in the texts and culture of this time.

  • Traces the links between Englishness and the body in medieval texts and culture
  • Covers a wide range of genres and types of works including hagiography, heroic poetry, and medical and historical works
  • Employs cutting edge use of theory
  • Features new readings of primary texts

About the Author(s)

Jacqueline Fay, Associate Professor of English, University of Texas at Arlington

Jacqueline Fay is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Texas at Arlington. She is the author of articles on early medieval medical texts, historical works, and saints' lives, among other topics, and also associate editor for Old English and Old Norse of the five-volume Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Medieval British Literature (2017) and co-editor of A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies (Wiley-Blackwell, 2012). Her recent work concentrates on the relationship of the human and non-human in early medieval England, in particular re-reading the interactions between texts and plants, animals, and objects.

Table of Contents

    Introduction: Materializing Englishness
    1:The Workings of Soil in Early English Hagiography
    2:Stones, Books, and the Place of History around A.D. 900
    3:The Trans-Planted Politics of Eleventh-Century England
    4:Beowulf and Ethnic Matters
    Conclusion
    Works Cited

Related Titles