• An Old English Love Poem, a Beowulf Summary and a Reference Letter from Eduard Sievers: G. J. P. J. Bolland (1854–1922) as an Aspiring Old Germanicist

    Author(s):
    Thijs Porck (see profile)
    Date:
    2018
    Group(s):
    Early Medieval, Medieval Studies, Old English / Early Medieval England
    Subject(s):
    History of science, Anglo-Saxon studies, Old English
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Beowulf, Eduard Sievers, G.J.P.J. Bolland, Scholarly correspondence, History of the Humanities
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/vk1f-wd53
    Abstract:
    This article calls attention to documents relating to the early academic life of G. J. P. J. Bolland (1854–1922). During the late 1870s and early 1880s, Bolland was enthralled by the study of Old Germanic languages and Old English in particular. His endeavours soon caught the eye of Pieter Jacob Cosijn (1854–1922), Professor of Germanic Philology and Anglo-Saxon at Leiden University, who helped the Groningen-born student to further his studies. During his stays in London and Jena, Bolland communicated with prominent scholars, including Henry Sweet, Richard Morris and Eduard Sievers. Bolland’s annotated books, hand-written notes and scholarly correspondence provide a unique insight into academic life and student-professor relationships during the late nineteenth century. In addition, Bolland produced an Old English love poem and a Beowulf summary that are published here for the first time. This is the post-print version, with page numbers of publisher's version added between angle brackets to facilitate referencing.
    Notes:
    Part of special issue "Scholarly Correspondence on Medieval Germanic Language and Literature", ed. Thijs Porck, Amos van Baalen & Jodie Mann
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    Status:
    Published
    Last Updated:
    12 months ago
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