9. Media

  1. Jacqueline Stodnick and
  2. Renée R. Trilling
  1. Martin K. Foys

Published Online: 4 SEP 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch9

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies

How to Cite

Foys, M. K. (2012) Media, in A Handbook of Anglo-Saxon Studies (eds J. Stodnick and R. R. Trilling), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118328828.ch9

Author Information

  1. Drew University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 4 SEP 2012
  2. Published Print: 28 SEP 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444330199

Online ISBN: 9781118328828



  • media, neither the material nor the meaning, somewhere in-between media;
  • Anglo-Saxonists, intuitively using, negotiating with media on everyday basis;
  • early medieval media, native, consciously referenced, vitally interrelated;
  • media, documentable/ephemeral moments of the mechanism of expression;
  • the primacy of content to that of its materiality, and “textual materialism”;
  • the materiality of communication, focusing on material substratum of media;
  • Anglo-Saxon society, being “transliterate,” literacies across media forms


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • What Are Media? Some Definitions Disguised as Maxims

  • Desiring and Denying Communication: Media in “The Husband's Message”

  • Notes

  • References