Dating of beowulf harvard
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Conference: The Dating of Beowulf: A Reassessment Location: Harvard University Date: September 23-24, 2011 Contact: Harvard [email protected] dating of Beowulf is one of the most controversial and pressing issues in Anglo-Saxon studies.
Leonard Neidorf is a Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. MEDIEVAL HISTORIES [The] contributors.present their ideas clearly and concretely [and] the volume should help scholars arrive at an informed opinion about the poem's date.
C Drout and Phoebe Boyd A Note on the Other Heorot - Joseph Harris Beowulf and Conversion History - Thomas D Hill Material Monsters and Semantic Shifts - Rafael J.
At this conference a wide variety of dates for the composition of the poem of Beowulf ranging from the end of the 7were put forward.
Whether by evil intent or not, the result was a profound tectonic shift in the understanding of the poem, which through these machinations was handed over to a long series of literary critics of all ilks and genders.
Now the time had come to explore the poetic qualities of the poem without having to consider its “Sitz im Leben”, its cultural context or even worse, come to grips with the complicated evidence presented by the linguistic, philological, phonological, palaeographical or metrical experts, who had for a long time plodded ahead trying to understand this enigmatic and beautiful poem in its cultural and historical context.