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Risden, Edward L. 1957-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 1,232 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Study guides  History  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film adaptations  Drama 
Roles: 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 )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 225 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 )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 170 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 161 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"-- Résumé de l'éditeur
Shakespeare and the problem play : complex forms, crossed genres and moral quandaries by Edward L Risden ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 149 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"--
Beasts of time : apocalyptic Beowulf by Edward L Risden ( Book )
4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 148 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
Beowulf on film : adaptations and variations by Nickolas Haydock ( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 119 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"--
Prophet margins : the Medieval vatic impulse and social stability ( Book )
5 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 115 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."--BOOK JACKET
Beowulf : a student's edition ( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
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 5 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
A living light by Edward L Risden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf in faithful verse ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Toward a theogy of anglo-saxon humor : old english riddles, poetry, and prose illuminations by Edward L Risden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sir Gawain and the classical tradition : essays on the ancien antecedents ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beowulf the fight at Finnsburh by Charles Keeping ( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Includes information about the author of "Beowulf," thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas
Beowulf on film ; adaptations and variations : Filming Beowulf ( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 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"--
Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape by Edward L Risden ( Book )
1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 2 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
Wordsworth's spots of time : Romantic epiphany and nature spectacular by Edward L Risden ( )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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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 (44)
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