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Sites about Beowulf

by Anonymous (British: Pre-1500)

Among the earliest recorded literature in Old English, this poem recounts the heroic adventures of the warrior Beowulf who slew the monster Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and died fighting a dragon.

Characters: Beowulf, Hrothgar, Wealtheow, Grendel, Grendel’s mother, Dragon, Unferth, Hygelac, Wiclaf
Keywords: heroic

Critical sites about Beowulf

Beowulf: Outline and Notes
Notes, commentary and criticism on Beowulf by a professor of English.
Contains: Bibliography, Plot Summary, Historical Context, Content Analysis, Character Analysis
Author: Jonathan Glenn
Heroes of the Middle Ages
This essay examines the typical attributes of a hero as portrayed in medieval literature, with particular focus on the Chanson de Roland and Beowulf. Includes a bibliography.
Contains: Bibliography, Character Analysis, Historical Context
Author: Anniina Jokinen
From: Luminarium

Other (non-critical) sites about Beowulf

Beowulf Bibliography, 1990-98
A bibliography of articles about Beowulf, with links to online versions where available.
Contains: Bibliography
Author: Kevin Kiernan
From: Electronic Beowulf
Author: Kevin Kiernan
From: Electronic Beowulf

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Last Updated Apr 29, 2013