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Author Cavell, Megan, 1985- author.

Title Weaving words and binding bodies : the poetics of human experience in Old English literature / Megan Cavell
Published Toronto : University of Toronto Press, [2016]


Description 1 online resource (x, 343 pages) : illustrations
Series Toronto Anglo-Saxon series
Toronto Anglo-Saxon series.
Contents Construction and Constriction: Introducing Human Experience in Old English Poetry -- Part I -- Webs and Rings: Experiencing Objects. Chapter 1: The Material Context of Weaving -- Chapter 2: The Woven Mail-Coat -- Chapter 3: The Material Context of Structural Binding -- Part II -- Ties and Chains: Experiencing Bondage. Chapter 4: Binding in Nature -- Chapter 5: Imprisonment and Hell Chapter -- 6: Slavery and Servitude -- Part III -- Patterns and Nets: Experiencing the Internal and the Abstract. Chapter 7: The Body and Mind -- Chapter 8: Language and Knowledge -- Chapter 9: Creation, Magic and Fate -- Chapter 10: Peace Weaving and Binding: Conclusions on Human Experience and World View
Summary Weaving Words and Binding Bodies presents the first comprehensive study of weaving and binding imagery through intertextual analysis and close readings of Beowulf, riddles, the poetry of Cynewulf, and other key texts
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism
Figures of speech in literature.
Weaving in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh.
Weaving in literature
English literature -- Old English
Figures of speech in literature
Weben Motiv
English literature -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- History and criticism.
Figures of speech in literature.
Weaving in literature.
Civilization, Anglo-Saxon.
Genre/Form Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
Critiques littéraires.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781442624894