Risden, Edward L. Books

Dr. Edward L. Risden received his Ph.D. from Purdue University and is a Professor of English at St. Norbert College in De Pere, Wisconsin. He has published more than fifteen books on the subjects varying from Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight to Shakespeare, cinema medievalism, and the history of English epic poetry. His work includes fiction, poetry, translation, and a textbook, and he is currently the editor of The Year’s Work in Medievalism.

Toward a Theory of Anglo-Saxon Humor: Old English Riddles, Poetry, Prose and Illuminations
2013 0-7734-4300-2
“This eloquent, richly detailed book…makes important contributions to the theory of humor and to our understanding of Old English literature by striking a subtle balance between hostile and social functions of humor. This is a book teachers and scholars will cherish for years to come.” -Dr. Nickolas Haydock, University of Puerto Rico