By Alice Jorgensen,Frances McCormack,Jonathan Wilcox

examine into the sentiments is commencing to achieve momentum in Anglo-Saxon experiences. so as to combine early medieval Britain into the broader scholarly examine into the historical past 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 examine of Anglo-Saxon psychological and emotional lifestyles, with more youthful scholars.

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specific approximately emotion in Anglo-Saxon England and what interpretative strikes must be made to learn emotion in outdated English texts, in addition to contemplating how principles approximately and representations of emotion could relate to lived experience.

Taken jointly the essays during this assortment point out the present kingdom of the sphere and preview vital paintings to come back. through exploring methodologies and fabrics for the research of Anglo-Saxon feelings, rather concentrating on outdated English language and literature, it is going to either stimulate extra research in the self-discipline and make a particular contribution to the broader interdisciplinary dialog approximately emotions.

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