Books Read, 2012

Like last year, I’m publishing a list of the books I’ve read over the previous year. There are about as many titles as last year, but the total word count is lower given that many of them are poems. But then, many are also in Old English, so reading is much slower and more intensive.

Many of the books were on my PhD special field reading list or critical works I read in preparation for that exam.

Those marked with an asterisk are re-reads. I’ve read them before.

*Austen, Jane, Pride and Prejudice
Bede, The Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Old English version)
Benedict, The Rule of St. Benedict
*Beowulf (Nowell Codex)
Bitterli, Dieter, Say What I Am Called: The Old English Riddles of the Exeter Book and the Anglo-Latin Riddle Tradition
*Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy
Boethius, The Consolation of Philosophy (Old English version)
*Book of John Mandeville
Chaucer, Geoffrey, Troilus and Criseyde
Jurasinski, Stefan and Lisi Oliver, eds., English Law Before Magna Carta: Felix Liebermann and Die Gesetze der Angelsachsen
Jurasinski, Stefan, Ancient Privileges: Beowulf, Law, and the Making of Germanic Antiquity
Godden, Malcolm and Michael Lapidge, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature
Gregory the Great, Pastoral Care (Old English version)
Harbus, Antonina, Cognitive Approaches to Old English Poetry
Harris, Sam, Free Will
Haywood, Eliza, Fantomina
*Kleist, Aaron, Striving with Grace: Views of Free Will in Anglo-Saxon England
Lakoff, George, Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things
Lakoff, George and Mark Johnson, Metaphors We Live By
Lockett, Leslie, Anglo-Saxon Psychologies in the Vernacular and Latin Traditions
*Milton, John, Paradise Lost
O’Brien O’Keeffe, Katherine, Stealing Obedience: Narratives of Agency and Identity in Later Anglo-Saxon England
Orchard, Andy, A Critical Companion to Beowulf
Orchard, Andy, Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Monsters of the Beowulf-Manuscript
Robertson, A. J., The Laws of the Kings of England from Edmund to Henry I
Rowley, Sharon, The Old English Version of Bede’s Historia Ecclesiastica
*Shakespeare, William, King Lear
Sowdone of Babylone, The
Sword, Helen, Stylish Academic Writing
Symonds, Craig, The Battle of Midway
Taylor, Charles, Sources of the Self: The Making of Modern Identity
Trim, Richard, Metaphor Networks: The Comparative Evolution of Figurative Language
Wills, David, Dorsality: Thinking Back Through Technology and Politics

Shorter Poetry
*Chaucer, Geoffrey, General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
*Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Knight’s Tale
*Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Miller’s Prologue and Tale
*Chaucer, Geoffrey, The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale

Exeter Book poetry
*Christ A, B, & C
*Guthlac A & B
*The Husband’s Message
*The Ruin
*The Seafarer
*Soul and Body II
*The Wanderer
*The Wife’s Lament
*Wulf and Eadwacer

Junius Manuscript poetry
Christ and Satan
Genesis A & B

Misc. Anglo-Saxon short poems
The Battle of Maldon
*Cædmon, Cædmon’s Hym
*Judith (Nowell Codex)
Solomon and Saturn

Vercelli Book poetry
*The Dream of the Rood
Soul and Body I

Short-form Old English Prose
Ælfric, St. Stephen’s Day Homily (CH I.3)
*Ælfric, Epiphany Homily (CH 1.7)
*Ælfric, St. Gregory Homily (CH 2.9)
Ælfric, Life of St. Cuthbert
*Ælfric, Life of St. Edmund
*Ælfric, Preface to Genesis
Ælfric, Twenty-First Sunday After Pentecost Homily (CH 1.35)
Homily 23: Life of Guthlac (Vercelli Book)
The Letter of Alexander the Great to Aristotle (Nowell Codex)
The Passion of St. Christopher (Nowell Codex)
Wulfstan, Sermo Lupi ad Anglos

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