Alcuin Further Reading - Essay

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Further Reading

(Classical and Medieval Literature Criticism)

CRITICISM

Bolton, W. F. “Alcuin and Old English Poetry.” In The Yearbook of English Studies, Vol. 7, edited by G. K. Hunter and C. J. Rawson, pp. 10-22. London: The Modern Humanities Research Association, 1977.

Examines Alcuin's thoughts on six Old English poems.

Brown, Carleton F. “Cynewulf and Alcuin.” Publications of the Modern Language Association of America n.s. 11, no. 2 (1903): 308-34.

Argues against the idea that a passage by Cynewulf concerning purgatory was dependent upon Alcuin.

Bullough, D. A. “Alcuin's Cultural Influence: The Evidence of the Manuscripts.” In Alcuin of York: Scholar at the Carolingian Court, edited by L. A. J. R. Houwen and A. A. MacDonald, pp. 1-26. Groningen, Denmark: Egbert Forsten, 1998.

Investigates who may have read or heard parts of Alcuin's works between 800 and 1500.

Cavadini, John. “The Sources and Theology of Alcuin's De fide sanctae et individuae Trinitatis.Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought, and Religion 46 (1991): 123-46.

Describes Alcuin's editorial techniques of molding, rearranging, cross-referencing, and reducing.

Godman, Peter. “Alcuin's Poetic Style and the Authenticity of ‘O mea cella.’” Studi Medievali 20 (1979): 555-83.

Attempts to authenticate and interpret a disputed poem.

———. “The Textual Tradition of Alcuin's Poem on York.” Mittellateinisches Jahrbuch 15 (1980): 33-50.

Discusses known manuscripts and printed editions of the work.

Kim, Megan I. “A Parrot and Piety: Alcuin's Nightingale and Ovid's Amores 2.6.” Latomus 51, no. 4 (October-December 1992): 881-91.

Studies Alcuin's use of Ovid's parrot and his own presentation of a better, more pious bird, the nightingale.

Martin, R. H. “Alcuin on Style.” Proceedings of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society: Literary and Historical Section 18, no. 1 (April 1982): 25-37.

Examines Alcuin's proposals for improving the instruction of style.

Additional coverage of Alcuin's life and career is contained in the following source published by the Gale Group: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 148.