By Jacqueline Stodnick, Renée Trilling
Reflecting the profound effect of serious thought at the examine of the arts, this selection of unique essays examines the texts and artifacts of the Anglo-Saxon interval via key theoretical phrases comparable to ‘ethnicity’ and ‘gender’.
- Explores the interaction among severe thought and Anglo-Saxon studies
- Theoretical framework will entice expert students in addition to these new to the field
- Includes an afterword at the worth of the discussion among Anglo-Saxon stories and significant theory
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23, Bede 410). It is clear that paralysis is seen as advantageous since it seems to safeguard female virtues. The role of women in intercession, especially noble women, is well known. Several Anglo-Saxon monasteries were not only endowed by the crown, but also headed by a member of the royal family. However, the paralysis of Romula and Petronella appears in a nonmonastic setting which may suggest this “extreme” form of immobility. It is clear that in these cases impairment is seen as a blessing or advantage and not as a disability.
Lapidge, Michael. ” In H. Damico and J. Leyerle, eds, Heroic Poetry in the Anglo-Saxon Period: Studies in Honor of Jess B. Bessinger, Jr (pp. 373–402). Kalamazoo: Western Michigan University Press, 1993. Magennis, Hugh. Images of Community in Old English Poetry. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996. Orchard, Andy. Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the Beowulf-Manuscript. Cambridge: Brewer, 1993. Sharma, Manish. 3 (2005): 247–279. Terasawa, Jun. ” Notes and Queries 50 (2003): 259–261.
Imperfections of the body in this tradition have meaning. For example, in the homily for the ﬁrst Friday in Lent, Ælfric deﬁnes deafness as signifying those who do not listen to God, blindness “in the mind” as those who do not see the light of faith, and lameness as those lame of the heart (Pope 1: 233). The homily is a reworking of Alcuin’s commentary on the Gospel of St John (based mainly on interpretations of Bede and Augustine) and refers to Christ healing the blind, lame, and paralyzed at the pool of Bethesda (John 5:1–15).
A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies by Jacqueline Stodnick, Renée Trilling