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Beowulf Literary Studies

Early National Poetry

Provides an analysis on the epic Beowulf, which delves into the Scandinavian traditions, characterization of the hero, place of origin of the poem, and religious elements behind the epic.

Seamus Heaney on Beowulf

Translator of a bestselling verse translation of Beowulf talks about the poem.

Warriors, Wyrms and Wyrd

Thesis on the expression of Germanic mythic elements of the hero/king and the dragon fight as essential elements in Beowulf, and exploring the balance between these resurgent pagan overtones and Christian interpretations of the poem.

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