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Memory, sight, and love in Cynewulf's Elene

Abstract:

It is conventionally assumed that Cynewulf is not interested in depicting any psychological realism in his characters, only figural truths, and that Elene is structured around a binary opposition such as that between the letter and the spirit. In fact, Cynewulf does create characters whose actions are psychologically plausible on a literal level, if we accept that psychology is influenced by culture. Cynewulf does not depict a spiritual development that is oppositional, or which adheres to ...

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Accepted
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, English Faculty
Publisher:
Routledge Publisher's website
Journal:
English Studies: a journal of English language and literature Journal website
Publication date:
2016
EISSN:
1744-4217
ISSN:
0013-838X
URN:
uuid:0e1015be-3587-464a-b75f-c75c5b72a552
Source identifiers:
601728
Local pid:
pubs:601728

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