Beowulf for Mods


Some general bibliography

D.G. Calder et al.: Sources and Analogues of OE Poetry II: The Major Germanic and Celtic Texts in Translation, Cambridge 1983

T.A. Shippey: Beowulf 1978

K. O'Brien O'Keefe, ed.: Reading Old English Texts (Cambridge, 1997)

R. D. Fulk: Interpretations of Beowulf, (Indiana, 1991)

J.D. Niles: Beowulf: the Poem and Its Tradition, 1983.

*S. Greenfield: "The Authenticating Voice in Beowulf", Anglo-Saxon England 5, 51-63

*S. Greenfield: "Beowulf and the judgement of the righteous", in Learning and Literature in Anglo-Saxon England, Cambridge 1985, 393-407

*E.G. Stanley: "Hæthenra hyht in Beowulf",  in Studies in Old English Literature in Honour of Arthur Brodeur, ed. S. B. Greenfield, 1963

<>E.B. Irving, Re-reading Beowulf, (1989)

*Andy Orchard, Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Beowulf manuscript. (repr.Toronto, 2003)

Linda Georgianna: 'King Hrethel's Sorrow and the Limits of Heroic Action in Beowulf,' Speculum 62 (1987), 830-50.

Fred Robinson: Beowulf and the Appositive Style, (1985)

*Peter S. Baker, ed. Beowulf: Basic Readings.  Basic Readings in Anglo-Saxon England, vol. 1, (New York: Garland 1995).

**R. Bjork and J. Niles, A Beowulf Handbook (1997)

Patrick Wormald, 'Bede, "Beowulf" and the Conversion of the Anglo-Saxon Aristocracy', in Bede and Anglo-Saxon England, ed. R.T. Farrell, 32-95 (Oxford, 1978)

Michael Lapidge, '"Beowulf", Aldhelm, the "Liber Monstrorum" and Wessex', Studi Medievali 23 (1982), 151-92.

Ruth Melinkoff, 'Cain's Monstrous Progeny in Beowulf', part I in Anglo-Saxon England 8 (1979), 143-62; part II in Anglo-Saxon England 9 (1981), 183-97

Specific Bibliography for Beowulf's fight with Grendel

S. B. Greenfield, 'Grendel's approach to Heorot: Syntax and Poetry', in Old English Poetry: Fifteen Essays, ed. R. P. Creed (Providence, RI, 1967), pp. 275-84.

Katherine O'Brien O'Keeffe, 'Beowulf lines 702b-836: Transformations and the Limits of the Human', Texas Studies in Language and Literature 23 (1981), 484-94.

Michael Lapidge, 'Beowulf and the Psychology of Terror' in Heroic Poetry in the Anglo-Saxon Period: Studies in Honor of Jess B. Bessinger, Jr. ed. H. Damico and J. Leyerle, (Kalamazoo, 1993), 373-402.

Andy Orchard, Pride and Prodigies: Studies in the Beowulf Manuscript, repr. Toronto, 1983, pp. 28-57.

Alan Renoir, 'Point of View and Design for Terror in Beowulf', Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 63 (1962), 154-67.

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