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‘Hard it is to stir my tongue’: Raiding the Otherworld for the Elixir of Poetry

Folklore Fellows’ Communications 317 (book). Looks at raid on Otherworld as means of securing poetic skill, covering various traditions (Norse, […]

Clive Gordon Tolley 15 September 2019 15 September 2019 ancient Greek, Bede, Coleridge, Finnish-Karelian folk poetry, Franks casket, medieval Irish, medieval Welsh, Norse literature, Norse myth, Old English, poetic inspiration, Siberian shamanism
Exile and Chosenness in the Old English Exodus

The narrative poem Exodus came down to us in a single copy, preserved in the manuscript known as Junius 11, […]

Joseph St John 24 March 2020 24 March 2020 Biblical Poetry, Exodus, Old English
Link to “The Old English Boethius”

Discenza, Nicole Guenther. “Knowledge and Rebellion in the Old English Boethius.” In The Legacy of Boethius in Medieval England: The Consolation […]

Nicole Guenther Discenza 4 December 2019 4 December 2019 Alfred the Great, early medieval English, medieval translation, Old English, Old English Boethius
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