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Language, Sign and Gender in Beowulf by Gillian R. Overing

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This is not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means
and how the reader participates in the process of meaning
construction; to this end, it is a bringing together of
contemporary critical theory and Old English poetry. Overing's
primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and
develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the terms of its
difference from all other poems. Beowulf's arcane structure
describes cyclical repetitions and patterned intersections of
themes that baffle a linear perspective; the structure suggests
instead the irresolution and dynamism of deconstructionist
freeplay of textual elements.


ISBN: 0809315637

Rating: 4.3/5

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Format: odf, lit, fb2, ibooks, mobi, cb7, azf

ISBN13: 978-0809315635

Publisher: Southern Illinois University Press; 1st edition (December 31, 1990)

Language: English

Subcategory: History & Criticism

Language, Sign and Gender in Beowulf
Literature & Fiction
Author: Gillian R. Overing
Title: Language, Sign and Gender in Beowulf