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The Eighth Deadly Sin: Dejection as Passion in The Wanderer

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Since the nineteenth century, the Anglo-Saxon poem The Wanderer has been classified as an Old English elegy. Drawing on Evagrius Ponticus's Praktikos and John Cassian's The Institutes, this thesis reexamines our traditional methods of classification for this Exeter Book poem by using an early eastern Christian version of the seven deadly sins--the deadly passions--as a new interpretive framework.
subject
English literature
Medieval literature
Anglo-Saxon literature
Old English poetry
English language
Old English
contributor
Wilkinson, Benjamin Matthew (author)
Sigal, Gale (committee chair)
Overing, Gillian (committee member)
Hena, Omaar (committee member)
date
2010-05-10T14:08:48Z (accessioned)
2010-06-18T18:58:36Z (accessioned)
2010-05-10T14:08:48Z (available)
2010-06-18T18:58:36Z (available)
2010-05-10T14:08:48Z (issued)
degree
English (discipline)
identifier
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/14780 (uri)
language
en_US (iso)
publisher
Wake Forest University
rights
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title
The Eighth Deadly Sin: Dejection as Passion in The Wanderer
type
Thesis

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