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Amodio, Mark

Works: 11 works in 65 publications in 2 languages and 2,728 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Handbooks, manuals, etc  Poetry  Bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Other
Classifications: PR176, 829.09
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Most widely held works by Mark Amodio
Unlocking the wordhord Anglo-Saxon studies in memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr. ( )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 998 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 Offering a fresh reading of some popular pieces and inviting attention to some less-familiar texts, these previously unpublished essays illustrate the latest state of particular techniques for literary / critical analysis, textual recovery, and lexical studies
Writing the oral tradition : oral poetics and literate culture in medieval England by Mark Amodio ( Book )
6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 524 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 )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 498 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. This book: Makes Anglo-Saxon literature accessible to modern readers ; Helps readers to overcome the linguistic, aesthetic and cultural barriers to understanding and appreciating Anglo-Saxon verse and prose ; Introduces readers to the language, politics, and religion of the Anglo-Saxon literary world ; Presents original readings of such works as Beowulf, The Battle of Maldon, The Wanderer, The Seafarer, and The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle."--Publisher's website
Oral poetics in Middle English poetry ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New directions in oral theory ( Book )
7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-Scandinavian England : Norse-English relations in the period before the Conquest ( Book )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf by Benjamin Bagby ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English, Old and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Story of King Hrothgar, the monster Grendal and the hero Beowulf -- one of Europe's greatest epics. Benjamin Bagby recites the entire Anglo-Saxon epic, lines 1-1062, accompanying himself on an authentic Anglo-Saxon harp
Beowulf (voice and anglo-saxon harp) by Benjamin Bagby ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Layamon's "Brut" and the survival of Anglo-Saxon poetry by Mark Amodio ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Anglo-Scandinavian England : Norse-English relations in the period before conquest ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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Alternative Names
Amodio, Mark C.
Amodio, Mark C. 1957-
Amodio, Mark C. (Mark Christopher)
Amodio, Mark Christopher 1957-