1st Edition

The Cynewulf Reader

Edited By Robert E. Bjork Copyright 2001
    368 Pages 18 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    394 Pages
    by Routledge

    The Cynewulf Reader is a collection of classic and original essays presenting a comprehensive view of the elusive Anglo-Saxon poet Cynewulf, his language, and his work.

    Preface of the General Editors -- List of Illustrations -- Acknowledgments -- Preface to the Paperback Edition -- Introduction -- List of Abbreviations -- I. Poet, Canon, Date -- Cynewulf: Canon, Dialect, and Date /R. D. Fulk -- On Dating Cynewulf /Patrick W. Conner -- II. Fates of the Apostles -- Form and Meaning in Cynewulf’s Fates of the Apostles /James L. Boren -- The Fates of the Apostles: Imagery, Structure, and Meaning /Constance B. Hieatt -- Cynewulf’s Traditions about the Apostles in The Fates of the Apostles /J. E. Cross -- III. Christ II -- Man’s Imitation of the Ascension: The Unity of Christ II /Oliver J. H. Grosz -- Cynewulf’s Image of the Ascension /Peter Clemoes -- The Descent-Ascent Motif in Christ II of Cynewulf /George Hardin Brown -- IV. Juliana -- Figural Narrative in Cynewulf’s Juliana /Joseph Wittig -- Cynewulf’s Juliana: A Case at Law /Lenore MacGaffey Abraham -- Juliana: Cynewulf’s Dispeller of Delusion /Donald G. Bzdyl -- V. Elene -- Sapiential Structure and Figural Narrative in the Old English Elene /Thomas D. Hill -- Cynewulf’s Multiple Revelations /Jackson J. Campbell -- Evangelicism as the Informing Principle of Cynewulf’s Elene /Catharine A. Regan -- VI. Signature, Style -- Cynewulf’s Runes in Christ II and Elene /Ralph W. V. Elliott -- Cynewulf’s Runes in Juliana and The Fates of the Apostles /Ralph W. V. Elliott -- The Diction of the Signed Poems of Cynewulf /Robert E. Diamond -- The Art of Cynewulf’s Runic Signatures /Dolores Warwick Frese -- Index.


    Robert E. Bjork