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A Fine Romance? Wulf and Eadwacer, The Wife's Lament, and The Husband's Message

David Clark

in Between Medieval Men: Male Friendship and Desire in Early Medieval English Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199558155
eISBN:
9780191721342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199558155.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

The first chapter analyses three poems most often considered to be about heterosexual romantic love as a means of destabilizing at the outset assumptions often made about Old English texts. It argues ... More


En/closed Subjects: The Wife's Lament and the Culture of Early Medieval Female Monasticism1

Shari Horner

in Old English Literature: Critical Essays

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300091397
eISBN:
9780300129113
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300091397.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Anglo-Saxon / Old English Literature

This chapter examines the culture of early medieval female monasticism based on the Old English poem The Wife's Lament. It suggests that this poem should be read from within the development of ... More


Gnomes in Elegy

Carolyne Larrington

in A Store of Common Sense: Gnomic Theme and Wisdom in Old Icelandic and Old English Wisdom Poetry

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198119821
eISBN:
9780191671210
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198119821.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter examines the gnomic voice in Old Norse and Old English elegy. In some elegiac verse in Old Norse, a gnomic element plays a significant part because of its double task of lament and ... More


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