Primary Texts

The Anglo-Saxon Poetic Records:

Aelfric, Catholic Homilies

Aelfric, Lives of the Saints

Alfred the Great:  translation of Augustine's Soliloquies, translation of Bede's Historia Ecclesiastica, translation of Boethius' Consolation of Philosophy, translation of Gregory's Pastoral Care, translation of Orosius' History

Anglo-Saxon Chronicle

Appollonius of Tyre

The Blickling Homilies

Gospel of Nicodemus

Letter of Alexander to Aristotle


Vercelli Homilies

Wulfstan Homilies

Secondary Texts

Adams, Eleanor N., Old English Scholarship in England from 1566-1800

Amos, Ashley C., Linguistic Means of Determining the Dates of Old English Literary Texts

Anderson, E., Cynewulf:  Structure, Style and Theme in His Poetry

Andersson, Theodore M., Early Epic Scenery:  Homer, Virgil, and the Medieval Legacy

Bartlett, Adeline C., The Larger Rhetorical Patterns in Anglo-Saxon Poetry

Bately, Janet M., The Literary Prose of King Alfred's Reign:  Translation or Transformation?

Bjork, Robert E., The Old English Verse Saints' Lives:  A Study in Direct Discourse and the Iconography of Style

Bonjour, Adrien, The Digressions in Beowulf

Bonjour, Adrien, Twelve Beowulf Papers:  1940-1960, with Additional Comments

Bridges, Margaret, Generic Contrast in Old English Hagiographical Poetry

Brodeur, Arthur G., The Art of Beowulf

Burlin, Robert B., The Old English Advent:  A Typological Commentary

Caie, Graham D., The Judgement Day Theme in Old English Poetry

Calder, Daniel G., ed.  Old English Poetry:  Essays on Style

Calder, Daniel G., Cynewulf

Calder, Daniel G. and M.J.B. Allen, trans.  Sources and Analogues of Old English Poetry:  The Major Latin Sources in Translation

Calder, Daniel G., et al., trans.  Sources and Analogues of Old English Poetry II:  The Major Germanic and Celtic Texts in Translation

Chance, Jane, Woman as Hero in Old English Literature

Chase, Colin, The Dating of Beowulf

Cherniss, Michael D., Ingeld and Christ

Clemos, P.A.M., Rhythm and Cosmic Order in Old English Christian Literature:  An Inaugural Lecture

Creed, Robert P., ed.  Old English Poetry:  Fifteen Essays

Donoghue, Daniel, Style in Old English Poetry

Duckett, Eleanor S., Alfred the Great:  The King and His England

Elliott, R.W.V., Runes:  An Introduction

Foley, John Miles, The Theory of Oral Composition:  History and Methodology

Fowler, David, The Bible in Early English Literature

Frantzen, Allen J., Desire for Origins

Frantzen, Allen J., The Literature of Penance in Anglo-Saxon England

Frantzen, Allen J., King Alfred

Gatch, Milton, Preaching and Theology in Anglo-Saxon England:  Aelfric and Wulfstan

Godden, Malcolm and Michael Lapidge, eds., Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature

Godfrey, John, The Church in Anglo-Saxon England

Goldsmith, Margaret E., The Mode and Meaning of Beowulf

Gorde, Judith N., Old English Poetry in Medieval Christian Perspective:  A Doctrinal Approach

Green, Martin, The Old English Elegies:  New Essays in Criticism and Research

Greenfield, Stanley B., Hero and Exile:  The Art of Old English Poetry

Greenfield, Stanley B., The Interpretation of Old English Poems

Greenfield, Stanley B. and Daniel G. Calder, A New Critical History of Old English Literature

Haarder, Andreas, Beowulf:  The Appeal of a Poem

Hansen, Elaine Tuttle, The Solomon Complex:  Reading Wisdom in Old English Poetry

Henry, P.L., The Early English and Celtic Lyric

Hermann, John P., Allegories of War:  Language and Violence in Old English Poetry

Hoover, David L., A New Theory of Old English Meter

Howe, Nicholas, Migration and Myth Making in Anglo-Saxon England

Hunter Blair, Peter, An Introduction to Anglo-Saxon England

Hunter Blair, Peter, The World of Bede

Huppé, Bernard F., Doctrine and Poetry:  Augustine's Influence on Old English Poetry

Huppé, Bernard F., The Web of Words

Irving, Edward, Jr., Rereading Beowulf

Isaacs, Neil D., Structural Principles in Old English Poetry

Lee, Alvin A., The Guest-Hall of Eden

Lerer, Seth, Literacy and Power in Anglo-Saxon Literature

Lord, Albert B., The Singer of Tales

Mandel, Jerome, Alternative Readings in Old English Poetry

Niles, John D., Beowulf:  The Poem and its Tradition

O'Keefe, Katherine O'Brian, Visible Song:  Transitional Literacy in Old English Verse

Opland, Jeff, Anglo-Saxon Oral Poetry

Payne, Anne F., King Alfred and Boethius:  An Analysis of the Old English Version of The Consolation of Philosophy

Pearsall, Derek, Old English and Middle English Poetry

Raw, Barbara, The Art and Background of Old English Poetry

Renoir, Alain, A Key to Old Poems:  The Oral Formulaic Approach to the Interpretation of West Germanic Verse

Robinson, Fred C., Beowulf and the Appositive Style

Russom, Geoffrey, Old English Meter and Linguistic Theory

Shippey, T.A., Old English Verse

Stanley, E.G., ed.  Continuations and Beginnings:  Studies in Old English Literature

Stanley, E.G., The Search for Anglo-Saxon Paganism

Szarmach, Paul E., ed.  Studies in Earlier Old English Prose

Szarmach, Paul E. and Bernard F. Huppé, eds.  The Old English Homily and Its Backgrounds

Whitelock, Dorothy, The Audience of Beowulf


January, 1992