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The hero recovered
Robin Waugh

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The hero recovered
essays on medieval heroism in honor of George Clark
edited by Robin Waugh and James Weldon

Published 2011 by Medieval Institute Publications/ Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Part 1. The hero and legend. Thought in Beowulf and our perception of it: interiority, power,and the problem of the revealed mind / Sarah L. Higley; Transforming the hero: Beowulf and the conversion of Hunferth / Judy King; The king and the warrior: Hrothgar's sitting masculinity / John M. Hill
Part 2. The hero and history. Oaths in The battle of Maldon / Stephen J. Harris; Heroic saint and saintly hero: The passio Sancti Eadmundi and The battle of Maldon / Paul Cavill
Part 3. The hero and conventions. Studies of Old Norse literature. Proverbs and proverbiousness in Hrafnkels saga Freysgoða / Tom Shippey; The sagas in the straitjacket of genre / Theodore M. Andersson; The proverbs of Vatnsdela saga and the sword of Jokull: the oral backgrounds of Grettir Ásmundarson's flawed heroism / Richard L. Harris
Part 4. The hero across time: from the Middle ages to the modern era. Vixen as hero: solving Exeter Book riddle / Marijane Osborn; Courage and sexual anxiety in Sir Thomas Gray's Scalacronica / Andrew Taylor; The child, the primitive, and the medieval: making medieval heroes in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries / Anna Smol; Jónas Hallgrímsson's Verses of Icelanders (Vísur Íslendinga) / Dick Ringler; Heroes and heroism in the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkein and the Old norse world: an interview with George Clark / Daniel Timmons.

Edition Notes

Papers from a special session at the 38th International Medieval Congress, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, May 2003.

Includes bibliographical references and index.


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PN56.5.H45 H45 2011

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