ERIC Number: EJ577053
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1998
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Reconceiving "Beowulf": Poetry as Social Praxis.
Niles, John D.
College English, v61 n2 p143-66 Nov 1998
Suggests that major works of orally grounded literature, like "Beowulf," are the result of collective engagement with the question of what wisdom is. Claims "Beowulf" is the result of a set of cultural transformations and a means by which such transformations took place. Suggests it speaks to traditional verse's role in the consolidation of new mentalities. (RS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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