Toward a Theory of Anglo-Saxon Humor: Old English Riddles, Poetry, Prose and Illuminations

Toward a Theory of Anglo-Saxon Humor: Old English Riddles, Poetry, Prose and Illuminations

By: Edward L. Risden (author)Hardback

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Contents

Preface; Introduction to the Study of Humor and the Consideration of Humor from Times Past; Chapter 1; Towards a Theory of Anglo-Saxon Humor; Chapter 2; Script-based Semantic Theory of Humor and the Old English Riddles; Chapter 3; More on Heroic Humor in Beowulf; Chapter 4; Irony in Beowulf; Chapter 5; Poems of Wisdom and Exile: Humor of the Insider and Outside; Chapter 6; Further Thematic Considerations of Humor in Old English Poetry; Chapter 7; Humor in Some Old English Prose Texts; Chapter 8; Anglo-Saxon Visual Heroic Humor; Chapter 9; Teaching Anglo-Saxon Humor; Postscripts: Some Brief Notes on Old Norse and Middle English Humor; Bibliography; Index.

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  • ISBN13: 9780773443006
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 156
  • ID: 9780773443006
  • ISBN10: 0773443002

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