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Alcuin and Cynewulf: the Art and Craft of Anglo-Saxon verse

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The essentially bilingual nature of Anglo-Saxon poetry is explored through the verse of two of the most prolific poets from the period, namely Alcuin and Cynewulf, composing primarily in Latin and Old English, respectively, but each reflecting knowledge and appreciation of verse in both languages. Both Alcuin and Cynewulf are shown to have consciously copied the works of their predecessors, and both in turn had their own verse evidently echoed by contemporary and later poets in both Anglo-Lat...

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10.5871/jba/008.295

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
English Faculty
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Author
Publisher:
British Academy
Series:
Sir Israel Gollancz Memorial Lectures
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Journal of the British Academy More from this journal
Volume:
8
Pages:
295–399
Publication date:
2020-12-09
Acceptance date:
2019-04-11
Event title:
Alcuin and Cynewulf: the art and craft of Anglo-Saxon verse
Event location:
British Academy, London, UK
Event website:
https://www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/events/lectures/listings/sir-israel-gollancz-memorial-lectures/
Event start date:
2019-04-11
Event end date:
2019-04-11
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2052-7217
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English
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Pubs id:
1147988
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pubs:1147988
Deposit date:
2020-12-07

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