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By Jacqueline Stodnick, Renée Trilling

Reflecting the profound influence of severe thought at the examine of the arts, this selection of unique essays examines the texts and artifacts of the Anglo-Saxon interval via key theoretical phrases reminiscent of ‘ethnicity’ and ‘gender’.

• Explores the interaction among serious concept and Anglo-Saxon studies

• Theoretical framework will attract expert students in addition to these new to the field

• contains an afterword at the worth of the discussion among Anglo-Saxon stories and significant theory

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For example, cochlear implants are refused by some deaf activists who do not see themselves as disabled, but as a language minority. The idea that physical difference can be a marker of distinction can be found in several of Ælfric’s texts, which describe instances of female immobility. Here, paralysis is not a punishment or a state that needs intervention from a saint, but enhances the “natural” abilities of these women to intercede on behalf of others. For example, Romula’s paralysis is, we are told, a good thing, since she thus can pray even more fervently and increase her holy virtues.

Her survey includes Foucault, who did not understand that the “ship of fools” (the “stultifera navis” of Madness and Civilization) was never an institutionalized practice but rather a literary topos; 195. 3 To name but a few scholars: Jo Buckberry, Andrew Reynolds, Victoria Thompson, Nick Stoodley, and Howard Williams have greatly changed the way in which we look at burial. 4 Only one side of the skull is preserved so we are not sure whether she was completely deaf. There is a similar case at Tanner’s Row, Pontefract (Hadley 110).

Utoronto. ca/ (accessed July 15, 2010). Drinkall, Gail and Michael A. Foreman. The Anglo-Saxon Cemetery at Castledyke South, Barton-on-Humber. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998. Goetz, Hans-Werner. , Homo Debilis: Behinderte – Kranke – Versehrte in der Gesellschaft des Mittelalters (pp. 21–55). Korb: Didymos, 2009. Hadley, Dawn. ” In J. L. Buckberry and A. K. Cherryson, eds, Burial in Later Anglo-Saxon England, c. 650–1100 AD (pp. 103–115). Oxford: Oxbow, 2010. Lee, Christina. ” In S. , Viking Age: Perspectives on Youth and Old Age in the Medieval North (pp.

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