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Language, sign, and gender in Beowulf

by Gillian R. Overing

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Published by Southern Illinois University Press in Carbondale .
Written in English

    Places:
  • England
    • Subjects:
    • Beowulf.,
    • Epic poetry, English (Old) -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.,
    • Semiotics and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500.,
    • Feminism and literature -- England -- History -- To 1500.,
    • Signs and symbols -- England -- History -- To 1500.,
    • Symbolism in literature.,
    • Sex role in literature.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementGillian R. Overing.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR1585 .O94 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxxvi, 137 p. :
      Number of Pages137
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2187768M
      ISBN 100809315637
      LC Control Number89005922

      Beowulf Beowulf is an epic poem written back in the Anglo-Saxon time period. While the epic poem features a significant amount of female characters such as Grendel’s Mother and Wealtheow, it is obvious that the men and their affairs are the focus of the story. ception is Gillian Overing's Language, Sign, and Gender in " Beowulf " Overing borrows from French feminists' appropriation of the Freudian term "hysteric": "The .

      The Anglo- Saxon epic Beowulf and Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron tell very different stories, but nevertheless can be said to share one common literary element: the representation of gender. Both Beowulf and many of the stories in the Decameron represent women as being the subject to men in all respects. Beowulf is a masculine epic altogether, in which women are .   Simply put, the poem Beowulf centres on the masculine. It is written from a male perspective, its principal characters are male, and it is heavily influenced by male-dominated themes such as valour, prowess and violence. This has left little room for the influence of women, so much so, that the literary scholar Gillian R. Overing.

      For discussion, see Overing, Language, Sign, and Gender in “Beowulf” pp. 68–, and “On Reading Eve: Genesis B and the Readers’ Desire,” in Speaking Two Languages: Traditional Disciplines and Contemporary Theory in Medieval Studies, ed. Allen J. Frantzen (Albany: SUNY Press, ), pp. 40–51, and Lees, “At a Crossroads: Old Cited by: 3. A Feminist Critique of Beowulf Women as Peace-weavers and Goaders in Beowulf ’s Courts. This thesis will examine the fundamental roles of women in the societies described in Beowulf, paying specific attention to the function as peace-weavers and goaders. The origin peace-weaver comes from a similar word in Old English called freodu-webbe.


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Language, sign, and gender in Beowulf by Gillian R. Overing Download PDF EPUB FB2

Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how the reader participates in the process of meaning construction. Overing’s primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its by: Language, Sign and Gender in Beowulf.

Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how the reader participates in the process of meaning construction. Overing’s primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its difference/5.

Language, Sign, and Gender in Beowulf. Synopsis. Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how the reader participates in the process of meaning construction. Overing's primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its difference.

Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how the reader participates in Language process of meaning construction.

Overing’s primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its difference.4/5(1).

Language, Sign, and Gender in Beowulf. Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how Language reader participates in the process of meaning construction.

Overing’s primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its difference.4/5(1). "Language, Sign, and Gender in "Beowulf.". Gillian R. Overing," Specu no.

4 (Oct., ): Language, Sign and Gender in Beowulf by Gillian R. Overing May 13th | Unknown Binding | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | pages | ISBN: | Mb. Not a book about what Beowulf means but how it means, and how the reader participates in the process of meaning gs primary aim is to address the poem.

If the signs of the poem are "about" process, however, Peirce would insist that we as interpreters of signs are a part of that process, that as subjects we too are in process. Peirce's assertion that the self is a product of signs is itself a sign. Gillian Overing's book on Beowulf is an interesting piece of work, often included in summaries of criticism of the famous poem, but with little in the way of comment--it's as if 3/5(1).

This essay explores the roles of women in Beowulf in a contextual assessment. It is often an incorrect assumption that women within Beowulf and Anglo-Saxon culture are subservient to a patriarchal culture that places little to no value on them. This paper challenges this stereotype by using the original Beowulf text with the author's own unaltered translations, thereby ensuring that the Author: Catori Sarmiento.

Language, Sign, and Gender in Beowulf. Gillian R. Overing () Abstract This article has no associated abstract. (fix it) Sign in / register and customize your OpenURL resolver. Philosophy of language: Philosophy of mind: Philosophy of religion. An analysis of the Old English poem in terms of psychoanalysis, semiotics, and feminism.

Overing (English, Wake Forest U.) describes Beowulf as a structure of cyclical repetition and patterned intersections of themes, suggestive of the deconstructionist freeplay of textual elements.

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Imprint Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c Physical description 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.

Language, sign, and gender in Beowulf. Summary: 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.

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Precio de Amazon 3/5(1). Language, sign, and gender in Beowulf. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, © (DLC) (OCoLC) Material Type: Document, Internet resource: Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File: All Authors / Contributors: Gillian R Overing.

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Some apply distinctly modern theoretical concepts and do not bear upon my reading of the poem. Interesting examples of deconstructionist and feminist approaches may be found in Gillian Overing's Language, Sign, and Gender in "Beowulf," while James W.

Earl uses what he calls "psychoanalytic anthropology" in his Thinking About "Beowulf."Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. A Beowulf Handbook. (). University of Nebraska Press.

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Overing’s primary aim is to address the poem on its own terms, to trace and develop an interpretive strategy consonant with the extent of its difference.Language, Sign, and Gender in Beowulf By Gillian R. Overing Southern Illinois University Press, Read preview Overview.

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