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A queer history
Peter Buchanan

adaptations. Bryher's Beowulf is a queer, feminist masterpiece of documentary realism and modernist whimsy in which the Old English Beowulf plays a pivotal and underappreciated role, and whose marginalization within the field of early medieval studies is a consequence of a masculinizing ethos that often goes unchallenged, even in feminist scholarship on the poem. Throughout this chapter, I will argue that Bryher's Beowulf , while overtly a historical novel about the London Blitz during the Second World War, also practises a unique kind of queer

in Dating Beowulf