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Troubling race, ethnicity, and masculinity in Beowulf
Catalin Taranu

’. 59 In the light of the devolution of the sociopolitical and economic status of the Britons, this offers a particularly helpful model through which to understand the indigenous experience of the colonized wealhas . Ryan Craig and Victoria Davis argue that ‘the practices to bring Indigenous peoples into the fold of Whiteness’ (being sent to boarding schools, converted to Christianity, forced to switch from collective to individualized forms of land ownership) were in fact strategies for acquiring their land and resources

in Dating Beowulf
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Beowulf translations by Seamus Heaney and Thomas Meyer
David Hadbawnik

translation of Old English is imagined as a form of apolitical escapism from some of the cultural divisions of his own situation.’  38 Though imaginary and fraught with contradictions, Heaney's perception of Old English – its ‘foundational’ status as well as its regional character in filtering through his poetic influences – is as generative as it is complex. Jones writes, ‘In constructing a poetic ancestry for himself that enlists both Old English and Hopkins, Heaney wishes to construct a poetics of devolution and

in Dating Beowulf