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By Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

examine into the feelings is commencing to achieve momentum in Anglo-Saxon reports. which will combine early medieval Britain into the broader scholarly learn into the background of feelings (a significant subject in different fields and a key box in interdisciplinary studies), this quantity brings jointly validated students, who've already made major contributions to the learn of Anglo-Saxon psychological and emotional lifestyles, with more youthful scholars.

The quantity offers a good concentration - on emotion (rather than mental existence extra generally), on Anglo-Saxon England and on language and literature - with contrasting methods that might open up debate. the amount considers a variety of methodologies and theoretical views, examines the interaction of emotion and textuality, explores how emotion is conveyed via gesture, interrogates feelings in non secular devotional literature, and considers where of emotion in heroic tradition. every one bankruptcy asks questions about what's culturally designated approximately emotion in Anglo-Saxon England and what interpretative strikes must be made to learn emotion in outdated English texts, in addition to contemplating how rules approximately and representations of emotion may well relate to lived experience.

Taken jointly the essays during this assortment point out the present nation of the sphere and preview vital paintings to return. by means of exploring methodologies and fabrics for the examine of Anglo-Saxon feelings, really concentrating on outdated English language and literature, it's going to either stimulate extra examine in the self-discipline and make a particular contribution to the broader interdisciplinary dialog approximately emotions.

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