Additional (and optional) reading: here are links to some useful videos/sites/articles about Beowulf and the history/language/culture of the period:
- “‘Beowulf,’ Saved From the Fire,” John J. Miller, The Wall Street Journal (Nov. 13, 2007).
- “Slaying Monsters: Tolkien’s ‘Beowulf.'” Joan Acocella, The New Yorker (June 2, 2014).
- “Why Read Beowulf?” Robert F. Yeager, Humanities 20.2 (March/April 1999).
- Beowulf in Hypertext: McMaster U
- Electronic Beowulf: U of Kentucky (Here is the index and guide)
- Old English Literature: a hypertext course pack: U of Oxford
- “Playing Beowulf: Gaming the Library,” Andrew Burn, DARE digital.arts.research.education, March 11, 2015: about a computer game project.
- Beowulf and Old English Literature: Baragona’s Literary Resources
- British Library, which holds the manuscript
- Resources for the Study of Beowulf: excellent collection of links
- Beowulf on Steorarume: dated, but lots of links
- Beowulf: also dated, also lots of links
- Beowulf and the Anglo-Saxons. Screenplay and narr. by Peter Morgan Jones, Artmagic Films, 2010, 63min.
- Michael Wood on Beowulf. BBC, 2009, 59.13min.