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The Resource Darkness, Depression, and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England, Ruth Wehlau

Darkness, Depression, and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England, Ruth Wehlau

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Darkness, Depression, and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England
Title
Darkness, Depression, and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England
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Ruth Wehlau
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Language
eng
Summary
This collection of essays examines the motifs of darkness, depression, and descent in both literal and figurative manifestations within a variety of Anglo-Saxon texts, including the Old English Consolation of Philosophy, Beowulf, Guthlac, The Junius Manuscript, The Wonders of the East, and The Battle of Maldon. Essays deal with such topics as cosmic emptiness, descent into the grave, and recurrent grief. In their analyses, the essays reveal the breadth of this imagery in Anglo-Saxon literature as it is used to describe thought and emotion, as well as the limits to knowledge and perception. The volume investigates the intersection between the burgeoning interest in trauma studies and darkness and the representation of the mind or of emotional experience within Anglo-Saxon literature
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Cataloging source
DEGRU
Dewey number
829.09
Government publication
other
Index
no index present
Language note
In English
LC call number
PR179.L54
LC item number
D37 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Wehlau, Ruth
Series statement
Richard Rawlinson Center series
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  • English literature
  • Light and darkness in literature
  • HISTORY
  • English literature
  • Light and darkness in literature
Target audience
specialized
Label
Darkness, Depression, and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England, Ruth Wehlau
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
  • Chapter 2. "The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors": Darkness, Terror, and Perception in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Knight, Gwendolyne
  • Chapter 3. The Sinister Sound of Shadows in the Old English Poetics of the Dark
  • Missuno, Filip
  • Chapter 4. Into the Darkness First: Neoplatonism and Neurosis in Old English Wisdom Poetry
  • Borysławski, Rafał
  • Chapter 5. Signs, Interpretation, and Exclusion in Beowulf
  • Scribner, Matthew
  • Part 2: Depression
  • Chapter 6. Beowulf's Dark Thoughts: Heremod, Hrethel, and Exempla of the Mind
  • Frontmatter
  • Wehlau, Ruth
  • Chapter 7. The Fourth Fate of Men: Heremod's Darkened Mind
  • Morey, James H.
  • Chapter 8. Eating People and Feeling Sorry: Cannibalism, Contrition, and the Didactic Donestre in the Old English Wonders of the East and Latin Mirabilia
  • Roby, Matthew
  • Part 3: Descent
  • Chapter 9. Darkness and Light in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11
  • Kears, Carl
  • Chapter 10. Darkness Edible: Soul, Body, and Worms in Early Medieval English Devotional Literature
  • Momma, Haruko
  • Contents
  • Chapter 11. "Stand Firm": The Descent to Hell in Felix's Life of Saint Guthlac
  • Anlezark, Daniel
  • Chapter 12. The Heart of Darkness: Descent, Landscape, and Mental Projection in Christ and Satan and The Wife's Lament
  • Rozano-García, Francisco J.
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Darkness in the Universe, Darkness in the Mind in Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Wehlau, Ruth / Michelet, Fabienne L.
  • Part 1: Darkness
  • Chapter 1. Sweart as Sin: Color Connotation and Morality in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Clark, Amy W.
Control code
1102795917
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110661972
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110661972
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1102795917
Label
Darkness, Depression, and Descent in Anglo-Saxon England, Ruth Wehlau
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
  • Chapter 2. "The Night is Dark and Full of Terrors": Darkness, Terror, and Perception in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Knight, Gwendolyne
  • Chapter 3. The Sinister Sound of Shadows in the Old English Poetics of the Dark
  • Missuno, Filip
  • Chapter 4. Into the Darkness First: Neoplatonism and Neurosis in Old English Wisdom Poetry
  • Borysławski, Rafał
  • Chapter 5. Signs, Interpretation, and Exclusion in Beowulf
  • Scribner, Matthew
  • Part 2: Depression
  • Chapter 6. Beowulf's Dark Thoughts: Heremod, Hrethel, and Exempla of the Mind
  • Frontmatter
  • Wehlau, Ruth
  • Chapter 7. The Fourth Fate of Men: Heremod's Darkened Mind
  • Morey, James H.
  • Chapter 8. Eating People and Feeling Sorry: Cannibalism, Contrition, and the Didactic Donestre in the Old English Wonders of the East and Latin Mirabilia
  • Roby, Matthew
  • Part 3: Descent
  • Chapter 9. Darkness and Light in Oxford, Bodleian Library, MS Junius 11
  • Kears, Carl
  • Chapter 10. Darkness Edible: Soul, Body, and Worms in Early Medieval English Devotional Literature
  • Momma, Haruko
  • Contents
  • Chapter 11. "Stand Firm": The Descent to Hell in Felix's Life of Saint Guthlac
  • Anlezark, Daniel
  • Chapter 12. The Heart of Darkness: Descent, Landscape, and Mental Projection in Christ and Satan and The Wife's Lament
  • Rozano-García, Francisco J.
  • Notes on Contributors
  • Preface
  • Introduction: Darkness in the Universe, Darkness in the Mind in Anglo-Saxon Literature
  • Wehlau, Ruth / Michelet, Fabienne L.
  • Part 1: Darkness
  • Chapter 1. Sweart as Sin: Color Connotation and Morality in Anglo-Saxon England
  • Clark, Amy W.
Control code
1102795917
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9783110661972
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1515/9783110661972
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1102795917

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