Grinnell Beowulf

The Grinnell Beowulf is a translation and teaching edition of the Old English poem. Six students—Eva Dawson, Emily Johnson, Jeanette Miller, Logan Shearer, Aniela Wendt, and Kate Whitman, all ’14—worked with Tim Arner, Associate Professor of English, to translate Beowulf into readable and poetic modern English. What started as a Mentored Advanced Project became an extended collaboration that resulted in the production of an edition designed for both first-time readers and advanced students.

The Grinnell Beowulf includes over 165 annotations that accompany the text, as well as introductions to the poem and the translation process.

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