WorldCat Identities

Kisor, Yvette

Works: 3 works in 11 publications in 1 language and 153 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR1586, 829.3
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Yvette Kisor
Beowulf unlocked : new evidence from lexomic analysis by Michael D. C Drout( Book )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The most original and ground-breaking work on Beowulf in several decades, this book uses “lexomic” methods that blend computer-assisted statistical analysis with traditional approaches to reveal new and surprising information about the construction and sources of the greatest surviving Old English poem. Techniques of cluster analysis identify patterns of vocabulary distribution that indicate robust similarities and differences among segments of the poem. The correlation of these patterns with knowledge gained from source-study, philological analysis, and neglected previous scholarship sheds new light on the material of which Beowulf was made and the way it was composed. The implications of this investigation for the dating, structure, and cultural context of Beowulf will overturn the current scholarly consensus and significantly improve our understanding of the poem, its nature, and origins.
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
The inner "Beowulf": Theories of structure and composition of the poem and their implications for modern readers by Yvette Kisor( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the very beginning of Beowulf scholarship there has been a perceived difficulty about the ordering of the text. Confronted with the disparate elements of the poem, many readers (and scholars) are initially overcome by a sense of disorder. This dissertation looks at a number of different theories about how the text of Beowulf is ordered, concentrating especially on recent theories, particularly that of David Howlett, and examining the implications these different theories have for the reader. Much recent criticism has focused on moments when sequences of narrative continuity break down, observing that it is these discontinuous moments that have traditionally troubled readers. In examining this interaction of reader and text, such critics draw attention to the reader's desire for consistency, and the extent to which readers "write" the "gaps" they encounter in the text
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Audience level: 0.53 (from 0.08 for A roundtab ... to 0.76 for The inner ...)

English (11)