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Amodio, Mark

Overview
Works: 13 works in 69 publications in 2 languages and 2,892 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Filmed performances  Handbooks and manuals  Bibliography  Poetry  Drama  Dramatic monologues (Poetry) 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PR317.O72, 829.09
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Most widely held works by Mark Amodio
Writing the oral tradition : oral poetics and literate culture in medieval England by Mark Amodio( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mark Amodio's book focuses on the influence of the oral tradition on written vernacular verse produced in England from the fifth to the fifteenth century. His primary aim is to explore how a living tradition articulated only through the public, performance voices of pre-literate singers came to find expression through the pens of private, literate authors. Amodio argues that the expressive economy of oral poetics survives in written texts because, throughout the Middle Ages, literacy and orality were interdependent, not competing, cultural forces. After delving into the background of the medieval oral-literate matrix, Writing the Oral Tradition develops a model of non-performative oral poetics that is a central, perhaps defining, component of Old English vernacular verse. Following the Norman Conquest, oral poetics lost its central position and became one of many ways to articulate poetry. Contrary to many scholars, Amodio argues that oral poetics did not disappear but survived well into the post-Conquest period. It influenced the composition of Middle English verse texts produced from the twelfth to the fourteenth century because it offered poets an affectively powerful and economical way to articulate traditional meanings. Indeed, fragments of oral poetics are discoverable in contemporary prose, poetics, and film as they continue to faithfully emit their traditional meanings
The Anglo-Saxon literature handbook by Mark Amodio( Book )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglo-Saxon Literature Handbook presents an accessible introduction to the surviving works of prose and poetry produced in Anglo-Saxon England, from AD 410-1066. Makes Anglo-Saxon literature accessible to modern readersHelps readers to overcome the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural barriers to understanding and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and proseIntroduces readers to the language, politics, and religion of the Anglo-Saxon literary worldPresents original readings of such works as Beowulf
Unlocking the wordhord : Anglo-Saxon studies in memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr. by Mark Amodio( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglo-Saxons placed a great deal of importance on wisdom and learning, something Beowulf makes dramatically clear when he uses his 'wordhord' to command respect and admiration from his friends and foes alike. Modern day scholars no longer have recourse to the living language and culture of the Anglo-Saxons, and as a result must turn to their 'wordhords' - the literary, historical, and cultural artefacts that have survived in various degrees of intactness - to learn about life in Anglo-Saxon England.This collection of essays, gathered to honour the memory of the noted Anglo-Saxonist Edward B. Irving, Jr., brings together an international group of leading scholars who take the measure of Anglo-Saxon literary, textual, and lexical studies in the present moment. Ranging from philological and structural studies to ones that explicitly engage a variety of contemporary theoretical issues, they reflect the rich diversity of approaches to be found among Anglo-Saxonists. Subjects addressed include comparative work on Old English and Latin, and on Old English, ancient Greek, and South Slavic, notions of authorship and textual integrity, techniques of editing, heroic poetry, religious verse, lexicography, oral tradition, and material textuality. Offering a fresh reading of some popular pieces and inviting attention to some less-familiar texts, these previously unpublished essays illustrate the latest state of particular techniques for literary / critical analysis, textual recovery, and lexical studies
Oral poetics in Middle English poetry( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in oral theory( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anglo-Scandinavian England : Norse-English relations in the period before the Conquest( Book )

11 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by Benjamin Bagby( Visual )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English, Old and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A one-man tour de force performance of the epic Beowulf, Benjamin Bagby delivers this gripping tale in Old English while accompanied on the ancient Anglo-Saxon harp
Beowulf (voice and anglo-saxon harp) by Benjamin Bagby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lazamon's brut and the survival of anglo-saxon poetry by Mark Amodio( Book )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in oral theory : essays on ancient and medieval literatures( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing the Oral Tradition: Oral Poetics and Literate Culture in Medieval England by Mark Amodio( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Blackwell guides to literature : Anglo-Saxon by Mark Amodio( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Unlocking the Wordhord Anglo-Saxon Studies in Memory of Edward B( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offering a fresh reading of some popular pieces and inviting attention to some less-familiar texts, these previously unpublished essays illustrate the latest state of particular techniques for literary / critical analysis, textual recovery, and lexical studies
 
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Writing the oral tradition : oral poetics and literate culture in medieval England
Alternative Names
Amodio, Mark C.

Amodio Mark C. 1957-....

Amodio, Mark C. (Mark Christopher)

Amodio Mark Christopher 1957-....

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Unlocking the wordhord : Anglo-Saxon studies in memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr.New directions in oral theoryAnglo-Scandinavian England : Norse-English relations in the period before the ConquestNew directions in oral theory : essays on ancient and medieval literatures