Vox Germanica: Essays in Germanic Languages and Literature in Honor of James E. Cathey
Stephen J. Harris, Michael Moynihan, and Sherrill Harbison
Vox Germanica celebrates the career and scholarship of James E. Cathey, who retired from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst after more than forty years of distinguished service. In this multifaceted Festschrift, colleagues from North America and Europe offer Cathey cultural and philological studies that complement his capacious interests in the languages and literary traditions of northwestern Europe. The studies range in time and place from Etruscan to the earliest Germanic inscriptions; from the literary monuments of Old English, Old Saxon, and Old Icelandic to modern works by Rilke, Cather, Wagner, and Søeborg; and from historical linguistics to recent changes in Norwegian phonology.
Table of Contents
Anatoly Liberman— Sound Change and Distinctive Features in Light of Dynamic Synchrony
Thomas E. Bredehoft— ‘Every Day’ Verses and Anacrusis in The Heliand
Thorstein Fretheim— Norwegian Accent Shift Triggered By the Negation Marker ikke: Is a Unitary Semantic Account Possible?
Marc Pierce— Evaluating the Evidence for Old Norse Syllable Structure
Douglas Simms— The Sun and the Saxon Irminsûl
Irmengard Rauch— Exapted ‘oh’: How Does It Fit into the Prosodic Hierarchy?
Thomas L. Markey— hlewagastiR Exposed
Stephen J. Harris— The Old English Digraph (dh)
Rex E. Wallace— An Etruscan Inscription Recovered Beneath the Northern Building at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)
G. Ronald Murphy— Yggdrasil and the Stave Church
Michael Moynihan— Images of the Germanic Drinking Hall in the Old Saxon Heliand
Craig R. Davis— A Mother from Hell: Love and Vengeance in Beowulf
Stephen E. Flowers— A Note on the Tripartite Treasure of the Nibelungs
Edward R. Haymes— ‘Herburt ok Hilldr’: A Tristan Parody in Þiðreks saga af Bern?
Alois Wolf— Die Egilssaga als isländische Ergänzung der Heimskringla
George C. Schoolfield— Rilke and Rurik
Sherrill Harbison— Willa Cather and the Scandinavian Revival
John Weinstock— Wagner’s Leitmotifs: A Counterpart of Sámi Yoik?
Frank Hugus— Some Thoughts about One Danish Novelist’s Observations of the Human Condition