Berkeley English Faculty

John Niles

John Niles

Emeritus

jdniles@wisc.edu

Specialties


Books
God’s Exiles and English Verse: On the Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry
God’s Exiles and English Verse: On the Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry

A critical study of the medieval manuscript held in Exeter Cathedral Library popularly known as “The Exeter Book,” The Exeter Anthology is one of the acknowledged treasures of early English literature, well known for its constituent poems The Wandere....(read more)

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Anglo-Saxon England and the Visual Imagination
Anglo-Saxon England and the Visual Imagination

Ten experts in archaeology, art history, literary studies, and other fields present new research bridging literary and material culture, with a substantial introduction, “Negotiating the Anglo-Saxons’ Visual World.” Co-edited with Stacy S. Klein and ....(read more)

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The Idea of Anglo Saxon England 1066-1901: Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past
The Idea of Anglo Saxon England 1066-1901: Remembering, Forgetting, Deciphering, and Renewing the Past

Probes how the field of Anglo-Saxon studies, together with the idea of Anglo-Saxon England itself, evolved over the past ten centuries.....(read more)

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Old English Literature: A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings
Old English Literature: A Guide to Criticism with Selected Readings

Reviews the critical reception of Old English literature from 1900 to the present day, with illustrative examples.  In addition to evaluating the interpretation of individual texts, the book surveys the evolving schools, methods, and assumptions tha....(read more)

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