Online Articles and Further Reading

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This bibliography aims to list the most important and most useful secondary literature about Beowulf, as well as articles particularly relevant to the edited excerpts. It is not intended to be exhaustive.

Barley, Nigel F. 'Old English Colour Classification: where do matters stand?', Anglo-Saxon England 3 (1974), 15-28.

Bjork, Robert E., and John D. Niles. A Beowulf Handbook. Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 1996.

Bonjour, Adrien. The Digressions in Beowulf. Medium Aevum monographs; 5. Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1950.

Brodeur, Arthur Gilchrist. The Art of Beowulf. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1959.

Chase, Colin. The Dating of Beowulf. Toronto Old English series; 6. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1981.

Dumville, David N. 'Beowulf Come Lately: Some Notes on the Palaeography of the Nowell Codex.' Archiv fur das Studium der Neueren Sprachen und Literaturen 225.1 (1988): 49-63.

Eliason, N. E. 'The "Improvised Lay" in Beowulf', Philological Quarterly 31 (1952), 171-9.

Ellis, H. R. 'The Hoard of the Nibelungs', Modern Language Review 37 (1942), 466-79.

Frank, Roberta, 'The Beowulf Poet's Sense of History' in The Wisdom of Poetry eds. Larry D. Benson and Siegfried Wenzel. Kalamazoo, 1982. 53-65

Fry, Donald K. 'Wiþ earm gesæt: Beowulf's hammerlock', Modern Philology 67 (1970), 364-366.

Garmonsway, G. E., J. Simpson and H. E. Davidson. Beowulf and its Analogues. London: J. M. Dent, 1968.

Greenfield, Stanley B., 'Grendel's Approach to Heorot: syntax and poetry' in Old English Poetry: fifteen essays ed. Robert P. Creed. Providence, 1967. 275-84.

Heinemann, F. J. 'Ealuscerwen-Meoduscerwen, the Cup of Death, and Baldrs Draumar', Studia Neophilologica 55 (1983), 3-10.

Hill, John M. The Cultural World in Beowulf. Toronto; London: University of Toronto Press, 1995.

Kiernan, Kevin S. Beowulf and the Beowulf Manuscript. Rev. ed. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1996.

Klaeber, Fr. Beowulf and The Fight at Finnsburg. 3rd ed. Boston: D.C. Heath, 1950.

Lapidge, Michael. 'The Archetype of Beowulf.' Anglo-Saxon England 29 (2000): 5-41.

Liuzza, R. M., 'On the Dating of Beowulf', in The Beowulf Reader ed. Peter S. Baker. New York, 2000. 281-302.

Magennis, Hugh. 'The Cup as Symbol and Metaphor in Old English Literature', Speculum 60 (1985), 517-36.

Niles, John D. Beowulf: the Poem and its Tradition. Cambridge, Mass: Harvard University Press, 1983.

Nist, John A. The Structure and Texture of Beowulf. Folcroft, Pa.: Folcroft Press, 1970.

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

Orchard, Andy. A Critical Companion to Beowulf. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2003.

---. Pride and Prodigies: studies in the monsters of the Beowulf-manuscript. Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1995.

Robinson, Fred C. 'Lexicography and Literary Criticism: a caveat', in James L. Rosier, ed., Philological Essays: studies in Old and Middle English language and literature in honour of Herbert Dean Meritt. The Hague: Mouton, 1970. 99-110.

---. Beowulf and the Appositive Style. Hodges lectures. Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 1985.

---. The Tomb of Beowulf and other essays on Old English. Oxford: Blackwell, 1993.

Rogers, H. L. 'Beowulf, line 804', Notes and Queries 229 (1984), 289-92.

Rowland, J. 'OE Ealuscerwen/Meoduscerwen and the Concept of "Paying for Meed"', Leeds Studies in English n. s. 21 (1990), 1-12.

Rosier, James L. 'What Grendel found: heardran hæle', Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 75 (1974), 40-49.

Sisam, Kenneth. The Structure of Beowulf. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1965.

Smithers, G. V., 'Five Notes on Old English Texts', English and Germanic Studies 4 (1951-2), 65-85.

Stanley, E. G. In the Foreground: Beowulf. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 1994.

Tolkein, J. R. R. "Beowulf: the monsters and the critics." Proceedings of the British Academy 22 (1936): 245-95.

Whitelock, Dorothy. The Audience of Beowulf. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1951.

Wormald, Patrick. "Bede, Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxon Aristocracy." Bede and Anglo-Saxon England. Ed. Robert T. Farrell. Oxford: British Archaeological Reports, 1978. 32-95.