English Literature Before Chaucer

English Literature Before Chaucer None

  • Title: English Literature Before Chaucer
  • Author: Michael James Swanton
  • ISBN: 9780582492417
  • Page: 392
  • Format: Unknown Binding
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    • Michael James Swanton

      Michael James Swanton is a British polymath historian, linguist, literary critic, translator, archaeological metallurgist and architectural historian specialising in Old English literature and the Anglo Saxon period.Born a Bow bell Cockney in the opening days of World War II, Michael emerged from blitz stricken London dockland wholly depressed A disadvantaged, epileptic child, he was socially excluded and persistently bullied see Keith Richards, Life, 2010, p 55 He failed the selective 11 exams but was educated at a series of South London state schools Secondary Modern, Technical and Grammar then student of the University of Durham elected Chairman of the students union, and of the Standing Congress of Northern Student Unions and later student of Bath, gaining research degrees in both arts and science and a higher doctorate, D Litt Dunelm He taught English at the University of Manchester, then Linguistics at the Universities of Giessen in Germany, and of Lausanne in Switzerland, and finally Medieval Studies at Exeter, where he also acted as the university s Public Orator for several years During the 1960s 70s he was Honorary Editor of The Royal Archaeological Institute, and in 1971 founded the Exeter Medieval Texts Studies series seventy five titles to date Reckoned an authority on Anglo Saxon England, he was elected Fellow of both the Royal Historical Society and of the Society of Antiquaries In retirement he remains Emeritus Professor of Medieval Studies at Exeter University Now single, he lives in Devonshire writing creatively.Wide ranging personal published work includes translations of Beowulf, the Gesta Herewardi a life of Hereward the Wake , Vitae duorum Offarum The Lives of Two Offas , and The Anglo Saxon Chronicle as well as books on early English literature, art, architecture, and archaeology.

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