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Risden, Edward L. 1957-

Overview
Works: 26 works in 68 publications in 1 language and 1,629 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Quotations  Film adaptations  Tragicomedies  Drama 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PR1583, 829.3
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Edward L Risden
Sir Gawain and the classical tradition : essays on the ancient antecedents( Book )

5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of essays discusses the way in which the anonymous author of Sir Gawain employs figural echoes of classical materials, cultural memoirs of past British tradition, and romantic re-textualizations of Trojan and British literature"--Provided by publisher
Heroes, gods and the role of epiphany in English epic poetry by Edward L Risden( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book examines how epic poetry reflects cultural values, and how, in epic poems, the heroes must meet supernatural beings to find answers to essential questions. The work begins with three chapters on ancient poetry"--Provided by publisher
Hollywood in the Holy Land : essays on film depictions of the Crusades and Christian-Muslim clashes( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An exciting new work in the burgeoning field of movie medievalism, this collection of essays focuses on film representations of the Crusades, other medieval East/West encounters, and the modern inheritance of encounters between orientalist fantasy and apocalyptic conspiracy. The essays themselves make substantial contributions to our understanding of orientalist medievalism in film"--Provided by publisher
Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape by Edward L Risden( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The work of J.R.R. Tolkien has had a effect on contemporary fiction and filmmaking. Often disparaged by critics, Tolkien's fiction created a market for the "fantasy trilogy" and his academic work represents an innovative contribution to the field of philology. This book describes how Tolkien's imaginative landscape continues to entertain and inspire, drawing new generations to Middle-earth"-
Beasts of time : apocalyptic Beowulf by Edward L Risden( Book )

5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over time the reputation of Beowulf as a poem continues to rise. Extant in only one manuscript, yet perhaps the most studied of English poems, it represents a remarkable text and artifact: the first European vernacular epic. And like much of the work of its age, Beowulf exhibits a strong native strain of apocalypticism, a pervasive awareness of the imminence of end-times. The chief source of its apocalyptic power, the poem's beasts, haunts the reader; one cannot depart the poem without a sense that the monsters and heroes continue their battle into the present and beyond
Prophet margins : the Medieval vatic impulse and social stability( Book )

5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This collection of nine essays examines the range of social and political implications that inflects poetic discourse, from the Old English and Latin texts of the Anglo-Saxon world to the Scotland and England of the Renaissance. Whether saints' lives, Germanic heroic epics, chronicles, or satiric poems, the works discussed in this book retain their verbal power, if not their political influence, into our own time."--Jacket
Shakespeare and the problem play : complex forms, crossed genres and moral quandaries by Edward L Risden( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Shakespeare's plays are a rich source of genre as well as moral or ethical issues that invite deep study. The genre issue often proves the very moral crux where Shakespeare raises complex questions. He aimed to build good plays, not simple fulfillments of genre demands. To him "good plays" meant leaving his audience with problems to consider"--
Beowulf on film : adaptations and variations by Nickolas Haydock( Book )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book explores the growing list of films based on or inspired by the Old English epic poem Beowulf, and thus joins the ongoing consideration of film medievalism. The films measure the pulse of how we are processing inherited notions of heroism in contemporary media, and they teach us more about our own times"--
Through a glass darkly by Edward L Risden( Book )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Toward a theory of Anglo-Saxon humor : Old English riddles, poetry, prose, and illuminations by Edward L Risden( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shakespeare's dramatic maxims : a politics of rhetoric and irony by Edward L Risden( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A second city street prophet sings the blues by Edward L Risden( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A roundtable discussion of Peter Jackson's The hobbit, an unexpected journey : February 21, 2013( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four Tolkien scholars ... assess Jackson's new film with audience questions and Q & A to follow: Dr. Robin Reid, Texas A & M University (moderator); Dr. Yvette Kisor, Ramapo College of New Jersey; Dr. Edward L. Risden, St. Norbert College [Wis.]; [and] Richard C. West, UW [University of Wisconsin]-Madison"--Press release
Beowulf in faithful verse( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A living light by Edward L Risden( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beowulf for Business( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among dusty shelves by Edward L Risden( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monster specialist, or : Severus and Lilava by Edward L Risden( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Severus le Brewse, among the least known of King Arthur's Round Table knights, preferred by nature, disposition, and training to fight against monsters rather than other knights. After youthful adventures of errantry with dragons, trolls, vampires, and assorted beasts, Severus joins the brilliant sorceress Lilava to face the Chimaera in The Greatest Monster Battle of All Time to free her folk from an age-old curse
 
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Sir Gawain and the classical tradition : essays on the ancient antecedents
Alternative Names
Risden, E. L.

Risden, E.L. , 1957-

Risden, E. L. (Edward L.), 1957-

Risden, Ed 1957-

Risden, Edward 1957-

Risden, Edward L.

Languages
English (55)

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Heroes, gods and the role of epiphany in English epic poetryHollywood in the Holy Land : essays on film depictions of the Crusades and Christian-Muslim clashesProphet margins : the Medieval vatic impulse and social stabilityA second city street prophet sings the bluesBeowulf in faithful verseA living lightBeowulf for Business