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A deeper "Well of English undefyled" : the role and influence of Anglo-Saxon in nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry : with particular reference to Hopkins, Pound and Auden
(University of St Andrews, 2002) - Thesis
This thesis challenges the assumption that Chaucer is the father of the living English poetic tradition. Nobody would deny that poetry existed in a form of English before the fourteenth century, but it is commonly assumed ...
"One a Bird Bore Off": Anglo-Saxon and the elegiac in The Cantos'
(2001) - Journal article
This article provides an explanation and context for Pound's quotation from the Old English poem 'The Wanderer' at the start of 'Canto 27' and discusses the previously unacknowledged stylistic and rhythmical debts to Old ...
Excavating the borders of literary Anglo-Saxonism in nineteenth-century Britain and Australia
(2013-12) - Journal article
Comparing nineteenth-century British and Australian Anglo-Saxonist literature enables a "decentered" exploration of Anglo-Saxonism's intersections with national, imperial, and colonial discourses, challenging assumption ...
"One can emend a mutilated text": Auden's The Orators and the Old English Exeter Book
(2002) - Journal article
This article argues that Book I of Auden's 1931 work 'The Orators' does not merely allude to poems in the Old English Exeter Book as source material, but that it participates in a medievalist model of textual production. ...
While crowding memories came : Edwin Morgan, Old English and nostalgia
(2012) - Journal article
Knight or Wight in Keats's 'La Bella Dame'?: An Ancient Ditty Reconsidered
(2005) - Journal article
This article re-examines the various processes of textual transmission for Keats's 'La Belle Dame sans Merci', which have resulted in two 'competing' texts of the poem. It argues that a medieval model of textual production ...
An English lecturer, a palliative care practitioner, and an absent poet have a confabulation
(2014-07-09) - Journal article
The possibilities for developing the poet Douglas Dunn’s archive (which includes the drafts and manuscripts for his collection Elegies, dealing with the terminal illness and death of the poet’s wife from cancer) for ...
Anglo-Saxonism in nineteenth-century poetry
(2010-05-04) - Journal article
This article essays the first survey of nineteenth-century poetry that imitates, alludes to, or draws on, theories about Anglo-Saxon language and/or literature. Criticism has so far overlooked such a field as forming a ...
"No word for it" : Postcolonial Anglo-Saxon in John Haynes' Letter to Patience
(2010) - Journal article
This article examines a number of allusions to Old English, especially to the poem The Wanderer, in John Haynes’s award winning poem Letter to Patience (2006). A broad historical contextualisation of the use of Anglo-Saxon ...
A Saxon state : Anglo-Saxonism and the English nation, 1703-1805
(University of St Andrews, 2013-11-30) - Thesis
For the past century, medievalism studies generally and Anglo-Saxonism studies in particular have largely dismissed the eighteenth century as a dark period in English interest in the Anglo-Saxons. Recent scholarship has ...