Ealdgesagena worn: What the Old English Beowulf tells us about oral forms

Caie, G.D. (2008) Ealdgesagena worn: What the Old English Beowulf tells us about oral forms. In: Mundal, E. and Wellendorf, J. (eds.) Oral Art Forms and their Passage into Writing. Museum Tusculanum Press: Copenhagen, pp. 109-120. ISBN 109763505045

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Abstract

This chapter in a collection of essays on oral literature I look at the Old English Beowulf and discuss the references to oral composition and descriptions of 'scops' creating and reciting verse in this and other Old English poems. I also discuss the composition of Beowulf itself and possible dating.

Item Type:Book Sections (Other)
Keywords:Medieval, Old English, Beowulf, Oral literature.
Status:Published
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Caie, Professor Graham
Authors: Caie, G.D.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PD Germanic languages
P Language and Literature > PR English literature
College/School:College of Arts > School of Critical Studies > English Language and Linguistics
Publisher:Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN:109763505045

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