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Risden, Edward L. 1957-

Overview
Works: 27 works in 72 publications in 1 language and 1,835 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry  Study guides  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Epic poetry  Legends  Quotations  Tragicomedies 
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 )

6 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 233 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
Tolkien's Intellectual Landscape by Edward L Risden( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 191 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"--
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 174 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
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 118 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 )

4 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 101 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 by Elaine Strong Skill( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 88 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
On Shakespeare in sonnets : a study in the theory and practice of reader response criticism by Edward L Risden( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Reader Response Theory began to take hold in the 1960s. Much like the phenomenological approach to criticism that preceded it, it allows both reader and author intentionality and conscious presence, and it gives the reader particular presence in the fulfillment or completion of the text. The work of art mediates between author and reader, and the reader participates in an interpretive community that gives the work life and liveliness. This book is divided into three sections: Part I discusses the history and practice of Reader Response criticism; Part II comprises a collection of thirty-eight sonnets responding both critically and creatively to Shakespeare's works; and Part III discusses the poems of Part II as both creative and critical acts, elaborating on what they aim to show about the plays and how Shakespeare's plays continue to encourage varied analytical and personal response. As shown here, the creative and the critical need not be separate, exclusive acts; each invades the other." --
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 )

4 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 14 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

Beowulf : in faithful verse( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking the beautiful : a study in literary aesthetics by Edward L Risden( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book comprises essays both theoretical and applied, with a focus on English medieval and Renaissance texts. While the term aesthetics may imply simply sensory perception this volume considers what makes literary texts beautiful. It suggests we tend to neglect what often draws us to read in the first place: verbal or imaginative beauty" --
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
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 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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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-

Languages
English (57)

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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 stabilityBeowulfA second city street prophet sings the bluesBeowulf : in faithful verseA living lightBeowulf for Business