Supernatural Speakers in Old English Verse

Matthew Coker
Title
Supernatural Speakers in Old English Verse
Subtitle
Poetic and Spiritual Power in Early Medieval Society
Price
€ 99,00
ISBN
9781641894128
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
191
Language
English
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Dimensions
15.2 x 22.9 cm
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Acknowledgements

Introduction

Chapter 1: Poetic Power and Supernatural Speech in Numbers

Chapter 2: The Works of the Word in Genesis A

Chapter 3: Sounds of the Last Judgment in Christ C

Chapter 4: Speaking with Authority in Guthlac A

Conclusion

Bibliography

Index

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Matthew Coker

Supernatural Speakers in Old English Verse

Poetic and Spiritual Power in Early Medieval Society

The first extended study of supernatural discourse in Old English poetry, Supernatural Speakers in Old English Verse fills a conspicuous gap in the scholarship of early medieval literature. Drawing insights from various disciplines, including critical discourse analysis, social psychology, and oral poetry studies, Supernatural Speakers demonstrates how and why three poets—the poets of Genesis A, Christ C, and Guthlac A—marshalled their distinction as masters of the Old English poetic medium to perform the power of supernatural speech by means of masterful poetics. By blazing new analytical paths through these early medieval poems, Supernatural Speakers elucidates the importance of poetics as a critical window on the social and religious functions of verbal art in early medieval England./p>
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Author

Matthew Coker

Matthew D. Coker is Visiting Instructor of English at the University of North Florida. He received his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford and specializes in the intersections of identity, style, and culture in medieval literature.