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The history of early English literature

being the history of English poetry from its beginnings to the accession of King Ælfred
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We believe that there is a need for an innovatively conceived literary history that examines the interactions between sites of production, reception and circulation, on the one hand, and the aesthetic and generic features of early modern texts.

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Alliterative verse: 8th - 14th century: The story of English literature begins with the Germanic tradition of the Anglo-Saxon settlers. Beowulf stands at its head. This epic poem of the 8th century is in Anglo-Saxon, now more usually described as Old is incomprehensible to a reader familiar only with modern English.

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