The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior

  title={The Transmission of "Beowulf": Language, Culture, and Scribal Behavior},
  author={Leonard Neidorf},

Metrics, Scribes, and Beowulf: A Response to Neidorf (2017), The Transmission of Beowulf

Neidorf (2017), The Transmission of Beowulf, synthesizes a variety of philological approaches to propose a new ‘lexemic theory’ of Anglo-Saxon scribal behaviour. In this response article, I build on

A Reading of Precepts: Language, Genre, Context, and Interpretation

ABSTRACT This article aims to redirect the study of the Old English Precepts by thoroughly reconsidering its language, genre, context, and interpretation. It argues against the association of

Grendel and the Witches: Germanic Mythology and Beowulf Line 163

The Composition of the Offa Digression and Its Rhetorical Purpose in Beowulf

  • Edward Currie
  • Linguistics
    ANQ: A Quarterly Journal of Short Articles, Notes and Reviews
  • 2022

The Germanic Onomasticon and the Etymology of Beowulf’s Name

Debate has persisted as to whether the first element of Beowulf’s name is to be identified as bēo (“bee”) or Bēow (an agricultural deity cognate with Byggvir ). The present article reassesses various

King Hygelac of the Geats: History, Legend, and Beowulf

This article argues against the notion that Hygelac is characterized negatively in Beowulf. It reassesses the historical and legendary traditions concerning his final raid and contends that the

Beowulf 501b and the authority of Old English poetical manuscripts

In his Old English grammar, A. Campbell put forward his theory of Old English accentuation, according to which disyllabic words like Bēowulf and ǣniġ receive a half-stress only if made trisyllabic by

The Ruthwell Cross Inscription and The Dream of the Rood line 58

ABSTRACT This article examines the divergence between line 58a of the text of The Dream of the Rood preserved in the Vercelli Book (tō þām æðelinge) and the corresponding verse in the text inscribed

The Terrible Bite of Fire: Metre, Sound Change, and Emendation in Beowulf 1122

ABSTRACT Line 1122 of Beowulf represents a problem where the findings of metrics, historical phonology, and the reading of the manuscript are in conflict with one another. I revive and adapt