University of Toronto (UofT) Press
Weaving Words and Binding Bodies; (PDF) features the first comprehensive study of weaving and binding imagery through intertextual study and close readings of Beowulf; riddles; the poetry of Cynewulf; and other important texts. Megan Cavell highlights the outstanding use of weaving and binding in previously unrecognized formulas; collocations; and type-scenes; shedding light on key tropes such as the lord-retainer “bond” and the gendered role of “peace-weaving” in Anglo-Saxon society. Through the study of metrical; rhetorical; and linguistic features and canonical and ignored texts in a wide range of genres; Weaving Words and Binding Bodies makes an important contribution to the ongoing study of Anglo-Saxon poetics.
“Weaving Words and Binding Bodies is an excellent; thoroughgoing study of weaving and binding in Anglo-Saxon poems; along with an analysis of related material culture; medieval technology; and concepts such as servitude and slavery.” — Mercedes Salvador-Bello; Department of English Language and Literature; University of Seville
“A captivating examination of the interrelated images of weaving and binding in Old English verse; Weaving Words and Binding Bodies discloses an Anglo-Saxon cultural preoccupation with the conceptual nexus of constriction and construction.” — Miranda Wilcox; Department of English; Brigham Young University
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