Information about an Open Access special issue, published in 2017.
The history of Beowulf’s sandwich: A sketch about ‘fake news’ from 1909
Before 'fake news', there was 'Beowulf's sandwich'. A reconstruction of a comic sketch from 1909.
Grendel’s Mother: A Student Doodle Edition
For a bonus question on their exam, my students used their artistic talents to draw their own rendition of Grendel's mother from the Old English poem Beowulf.
Spoiling the Mystery: Grendel in Beowulf Movies
What is Grendel? Six movie adaptations of Beowulf each give their own twist to this early medieval nightmare being.
Heads on sticks: Decapitation and impalement in early medieval England
A good way to keep out unwanted visitors and an inspiration to authors and artists: decapitation and impalement in Anglo-Saxon England.
Beowulf vs the Dragon: A Student Doodle Edition
My students' artistic renditions of Beowulf fighting the dragon document how well (or how badly) my students remembered the Old English poem.
“A conspicuous specimen of Anglosaxon poetry”: A student summary of Beowulf from 1880
One of the earliest student summaries of Beowulf survives in the drafts of a work by Dutch schoolmaster G. J. P. J. Bolland (1852-1922).
Old English is alive! Five TV series and movies that use Old English
Old English a dead language? Think again! the language of the Anglo-Saxons is making a comeback in modern cinema.
A medieval giant on display: Last resting place of Beowulf’s Hygelac discovered?
Where was the giant Hygelac (mentioned in Beowulf) buried?