Old English Prose Reading List


Alfred and Ælfric
J. Bately: The Literary Prose of King Alfred's Reign: Translation or Transformation, London 1980
*P. Clemoes: "Ælfric" in Stanley ed. Continuations and Beginnings, as above. 176-209.
F. R. Lipp: "Ælfric's OE Prose Style" SP 66, (1969), 689-718
B. Huppé: "Alfred and Ælfric: A Study of Two Prefaces" in P. Szarmach/B.Huppé ed.The Old English Homily and its Backgrounds, Albany 1978, pp. 119-37
J. Morrish: "Alfred's Letter as a Source on Learning in England." in P. Szarmach ed. Studies in Earlier English Prose, SUNY, 1985.
T.A. Shippey: "Wealth and Wisdom in King Alfred's Preface to the OE Pastoral Care" EHR 94, (1979), 346-55.
P. Szarmach: "The Meaning of Alfred's Preface to the Pastoral Care" Medievalia, 6 (1982 for 1980), 57-86
*A.E. Nichols: "Ælfric's Prefaces: Rhetoric and Genre", ES 49 (1968) 215-23.
*H. Minkoff: "Some Stylistic Consequences of Ælfric's Theory of Translation". SP 73, (1976), 29-41.
M. Godden, 'Ælfric and the Vernacular Prose Tradition" in Old English Homily and its Background, eds. P. Szarmach and B. Huppé, (Albany, NY: 1978).
Jonathan Wilcox, Ælfric's Prefaces (introduction) Durham Medieval Texts 9 (Durham, 1994).

"Cynewulf and Cyneheard"
Waterhouse, R.: 'The Theme and Structure of 755 Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" NM 70 (1969) 630-40.
McTurk, R.: '"Cynewulf and Cyneheard" and the Icelandic Sagas'. Leeds SE 12 (1981) 81-127.
Magoun, Francis P. jnr.: 'Cynewulf, Cyneheard and Osric'. Anglia 57 (1933) 361-76.
Moorman, C.: 'The "Anglo-Saxon Chronicle" for 755". N&Q 199 (March 1954)
Towers, T.: 'Thematic Unity in the Story of Cynewulf and Cyneheard'. JEGPhil 62 (1963) 310-16
Battaglia, F.:'Anglo-Saxon Chronicle for 755: The Missing Evidence for a Traditional Reading'. PMLA 81 (1966) 173-8.
White, S. D. ëKinship and Lordship in early medieval Englandí Viator 20 (1989): 1-18.
Scragg, D. G. ëWifcyþþe  and the morality of the Cynewulf and Cyneheard episode in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.í In Alfred the Wise. Eds. J. Roberts, J. Nelson, M. Godden.  Cambridge: D.S. Brewer (1997).

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