, thus requires neither a dispensing with historicism nor a supposedly exhaustive, positivist, historical narrative into which to fit the text without remainder, as the narrative of Beowulf itself assembles a series of remainders drawn from other poems, places, and voices.
Going home together
In order to navigate continuing critical impasses and open new directions for further study, Dating
Beowulf thus mobilizes a range of readerly modes. While some contributors take up the kind of autobiographical
Reading practices and participation in digital and medieval media
? And what did their participation
achieve for themselves or others?
The context: reading, participation, and agency
The central subject of this project thus focuses on participation, a
concept for which I am indebted to digital media studies. Perhaps
because of the autobiographical self-interest of a writer raised in a
print-centric culture but currently inhabiting a culture impacted
by a new technology of writing and reading technology, I find
great interest in studying a culture on the cusp of a parallel, earlier
change. Yet beyond the bounds of