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Amodio, Mark

Works: 14 works in 86 publications in 2 languages and 3,511 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Fantasy films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Animated films  Peplum films  Computer animation films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
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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 548 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 )

21 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 339 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
Unlocking the wordhord : Anglo-Saxon studies in memory of Edward B. Irving, Jr. by Mark Amodio( Book )

10 editions published between 2003 and 2016 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 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New directions in oral theory( Book )

8 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this volume, a group of leading classicists and medievalists interrogates the complex ways in which oral and literate culture intersect with and shape one another's contours. Rejecting the view that orality and literacy are mutually exclusive and contradictory cultural forces, these essays focus on the mix of oral and literate poetics discoverable in a wide range of ancient and medieval texts. In the explorations of texts produced in cultures situated at various points along the oral-literate continuum, the authors reveal how deeply and inextricably intertwined orality and literacy are and they further demonstrate just how supple and powerful an interpretive tool contemporary oral theory is."--BOOK JACKET
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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by Robert Zemeckis( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English, Old and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is not your high school teacher's Old English epic poem, but something palpably of this century. In the age of heroes comes the mightiest warrior of them all, Beowulf, to aid King Hrothgar by slaying the monster Grendel. The troubled Danish kingdom has been bedeviled by the demon for years, but in killing him, Beowulf incurs the undying wrath of the beast's ruthlessly seductive mother. After killing her, Beowulf returns to the castle and becomes king. Years pass, and all seems well. Is the age of demons finally over? Before he dies, however, Beowulf must face his past weakness and expiate his sins--if his kingdom is to survive
Anglo-Saxon literature by Mark Amodio( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf (voice and anglo-saxon harp) by Benjamin Bagby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Layamon's "Brut" and the survival of Anglo-Saxon poetry by Mark Amodio( Book )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf by Benjamin Bagby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English, Old and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of King Hrothgar, the monster Grendal and the hero Beowulf, one of Europe's greatest epics. Anglo-Saxon epic, lines 1-1062
Lazamon's brut and the survival of anglo-saxon poetry by Mark Amodio( )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library 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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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-....

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 Conquest