A perusal of alterity in old English poetry

Other Title(s)

قراءة "الغرابة" في الشعر الإنجليزي القديم

Author

Zurayqat, Malik Jamal

Source

Mu'tah Lil-Buhuth Wad-Dirasat : Humanities and Social Sciences Series

Issue

Vol. 35, Issue 2 (30 Apr. 2020), pp.13-26, 14 p.

Publisher

Mutah University Deanship of Academic Research

Publication Date

2020-04-30

Country of Publication

Jordan

No. of Pages

14

Main Subjects

Languages
Literature

Abstract EN

Anglo-Saxon heroic poetry expresses a great admiration and interest in the main components of the heroic lifestyle known among the Anglo-Saxons like the comitatus, the lord, and the warriors as well as people's ethics, such as loyalty, courage, self-denial, blood vengeance, and wergild.

while this suggests that modern readers can understand and reconstruct the cultural texture of the Anglo-Saxon culture by reading Anglo-Saxon poetry, this paper contends that the Anglo-Saxon culture constitutes a state of alterity for modern readers and that Anglo-Saxon literature is dominated by that atmosphere of alterity, which makes understanding Anglo-Saxon culture through reading its literature a speculation-based task.

relying on Jauss's and Borrow's opposing perspectives about the alterity of medieval literature, this paper analyzes some excerpts from Beowulf, the wife's lament, and other old English poems to prove that such narratives do not completely display the Anglo-Saxon heroic culture; thus, reading the heroic poetry of the Anglo-Saxons does not always result in a full understanding of the Anglo-Saxon culture.

American Psychological Association (APA)

Zurayqat, Malik Jamal. 2020. A perusal of alterity in old English poetry. Mu'tah Lil-Buhuth Wad-Dirasat : Humanities and Social Sciences Series،Vol. 35, no. 2, pp.13-26.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-967500

Modern Language Association (MLA)

Zurayqat, Malik Jamal. A perusal of alterity in old English poetry. Mu'tah Lil-Buhuth Wad-Dirasat : Humanities and Social Sciences Series Vol. 35, no. 2 (2020), pp.13-26.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-967500

American Medical Association (AMA)

Zurayqat, Malik Jamal. A perusal of alterity in old English poetry. Mu'tah Lil-Buhuth Wad-Dirasat : Humanities and Social Sciences Series. 2020. Vol. 35, no. 2, pp.13-26.
https://search.emarefa.net/detail/BIM-967500

Data Type

Journal Articles

Language

English

Notes

Includes bibliographical references : p. 26

Record ID

BIM-967500