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A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

Jacqueline Stodnick (Editor), Renée Trilling (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-444-33019-9 October 2012 Wiley-Blackwell 334 Pages


Reflecting the profound impact of critical theory on the study of the humanities, this collection of original essays examines the texts and artifacts of the Anglo-Saxon period through key theoretical terms such as ‘ethnicity’ and ‘gender’.
  • Explores the interplay between critical theory and Anglo-Saxon studies
  • Theoretical framework will appeal to specialist scholars as well as those new to the field
  • Includes an afterword on the value of the dialogue between Anglo-Saxon studies and critical theory
List of Figures vii

Notes on Contributors ix

Acknowledgments xiii

Introduction 1
Jacqueline Stodnick and Rene´e R. Trilling

1 Borders 9
Elaine Treharne

2 Disability 23
Christina Lee

3 Gender 39
Stacy S. Klein

4 Hegemony 55
Robin Norris

5 Historicism 69
Scott Thompson Smith

6 Law and Justice 85
Andrew Rabin

7 Literacy 99
R. M. Liuzza

8 Masculinity 115
D. M. Hadley

9 Media 133
Martin K. Foys

10 Postcolonial 149
Catherine E. Karkov

11 Race and Ethnicity 165
Stephen Harris

12 Sex and Sexuality 181
Carol Braun Pasternack

13 Space and Place 197
Andrew Scheil

14 Time 215
Kathleen Davis

15 Violence 235
Mary Louise Fellows

16 Visual Culture 251
Benjamin C. Withers

17 Women 265
Helene Scheck and Virginia Blanton

18 Writing 281
E. J. Christie

Index 295

“The essays are written in a consistently clear and informative manner that will engage students and scholars alike.  Summing Up.  Highly recommended.  Upper-division undergraduates through faculty.”  (Choice, 1 September 2013)