Old English Ecotheology
Titel
Old English Ecotheology
Subtitel
The Exeter Book
Prijs
€ 99,00
ISBN
9789463723824
Uitvoering
Hardback
Aantal pagina's
232
Taal
Engels
Publicatiedatum
Afmetingen
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Inhoudsopgave
Toon inhoudsopgaveVerberg inhoudsopgave
Introduction: Early Medieval Earth Consciousness
Ælfric, Wulfstan, and the Exeter Book
Chapter Summaries
Chapter I: Old English Ecotheology
Medieval and Modern Ecotheology
Conclusions
Chapter II: The Web of Creation in Wisdom Poems
Gnome(ish) Wisdom in Old English Poetry
“The Web of Mysteries”: Poetic Entanglement in The Order of the World
Mapping Kinship Connections in Maxims I
Conclusions
Chapter III: Identity, Affirmation, and Resistance in the Exeter Riddle Collection
Ambiguous Interpretation in the Exeter Riddle Collection
Birds’-Eye View: Riddle 6 and Riddle 7
Heroic Horns and Wounded Wood: Riddles of Transformation
Conclusions
Chapter IV: Trauma and Apocalypse in the Eco-Elegies
Environmental Trauma and Natural Depression in The Wanderer
Apocalypse / Now: The Ruin
Conclusions
Chapter V: Mutual Custodianship in the Landscapes of Gu.lac A
Home, Alone: Gu.lac in the Wilderness
Lessons in Early Medieval English Environmentalism
Conclusions
Coda: Old English Ecotheology
Bibliography
Index
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Courtney Barajas

Old English Ecotheology

The Exeter Book

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Old English Ecotheology examines the impact of environmental crises on early medieval English theology and poetry. Like their modern counterparts, theologians at the turn of the first millennium understood the interconnectedness of the Earth community, and affirmed the independent subjectivity of other-than-humans. The author argues for the existence of a specific Old English ecotheology, and demonstrates the influence of that theology on contemporaneous poetry. Taking the Exeter Book as a microcosm of the poetic corpus, she explores the impact of early medieval apocalypticism and environmental anxiety on Old English wisdom poems, riddles, elegies, and saints' lives.
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Courtney Barajas

Courtney Catherine Barajas is Assistant Professor of English and Director of Medieval and Modern Studies at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington.