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abandonment 97–101, 103–9, 111–14, 116–17, 224n.17, 258, 267
abjection 8, 35, 156, 163n.29, 179, 200, 203, 205
Actor-Network theory 149, 160, 161n.4, 163
adaptation 2, 228, 231, 249n.12, 280–1, 285, 291, 293, 297, 303n.74, 318n.26
adoption see parenting
Ælfric 178–180, 197, 202, 225n.26, 258
Æschere 43–4, 79, 165, 167–8, 181, 215–18, 260, 266, 268
affect, theory of 3, 6–8, 16–17, 19, 103, 113–14, 189, 291, 292–3, 304, 305–6, 314–15
agency 17, 74, 77, 81–3, 89, 148–51, 154–6, 158–60, 161n.4, 166, 169, 171, 176, 229, 292
Ahmed, Sara 7, 8–9, 14, 98
Alfred, King (849–99) 86–7, 91, 100, 200
alienation 34, 37, 42, 46–8, 86
alliteration 39–40, 62, 106, 109, 110, 235, 240, 242, 245
alterity 34, 171, 195, 197, 235
amateurism 2, 76, 298
Dinshaw, Carolyn 8, 290–1
Said, Edward 8
ambiguity 32, 169–70, 175–6, 180, 236, 305
ambivalence 98, 104–14
Anderson, Benedict 233
anger 37, 102, 170, 189
‘Anglo-Saxon’ as problematic term xi, 26n.48, 190, 199–200, 208n.46
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, the 204
Anglo-Saxon studies, nineteenth-century 162n.13, 211
animal studies 164–66, 168, 170–1, 173, 174–81
anonymity 11, 16, 18, 77–8
anxiety 7, 11, 14, 102, 131, 189–96, 200, 203–5, 205n.2
archaism 233–5
Arendt, Hannah 50n.10, 75
Arts and Crafts movement, the 75, 86
Auden, W.H. 229
audiences 55
for Beowulf 11, 22, 46, 62, 304, 313–15
modern 62, 67
within Beowulf 42, 218
autobiography 10, 19
Beach, Sylvia 283–4
beasts of battle, the 175–7
Bechdel, Alison 295
Bede, the Venerable 100, 117n.24
Benjamin, Walter 31, 42–4, 52n.36, 232, 235, 249n.19, 284
Bennett, Jane 74, 81, 292
Berlant, Lauren 3, 10, 11, 35, 98, 113–14,
Bersani, Leo 229, 247
Blanchot, Maurice 34, 52n.39
Blaser, Robin 9–10, 22
Boswell, John 99–101, 103–5, 116n.16–17
Brodeur, Arthur G. 9–10, 58, 246, 253n.87
Brown, Bill 74
Bryher, Annie Winifred Ellerman 23, 279–93, 296–9
Butler, Judith 181
Cain 33–4, 37–8, 46, 50n.10, 66, 134, 196, 199, 201–2, 269, 270
canonicity 10, 232
capitalism, critique of 42, 76
care work
childcare 97–9, 102, 112, 114
see also parenting
childbirth 20, 97–8, 102, 108–9, 112
childhood 20–1, 97–115, 116n.16, 118n.40, 118n.54
Christianity 87, 91, 100–1, 134–5, 203, 258–9, 262–3, 268, 272, 287
class, social 8, 73–4, 75, 77, 78, 82, 84, 85, 88, 90, 189–90, 200, 222, 297, 308
coast guard scene 11, 36, 201
colonization 134, 198, 203
community 10, 14, 15, 18, 31–48, 49n.9, 49–50n.10, 50n.13, 51n.31, 107, 111–12, 114, 128, 138, 142n.16, 150, 153, 159–60, 201–2, 203, 274, 280–1, 283, 291, 294, 299
and collectivity 5, 21, 43, 47, 52n.39, 148–9, 111, 156–7, 161n.4, 201, 203
Concrete Poetry 245
Cotton, Robert 1–2
library fire 14
Critical Race Theory 190, 203, 208n.59, 221–2
Danes 36–40, 105–8, 126, 131, 134, 137–9, 159, 162n.18, 164, 171, 189, 190, 196, 200, 203–4, 212, 214–15, 224n.17, 243–4, 259, 263, 267–8
date of composition 1, 3, 4, 24, 78, 115n.1, 233
Deleuze, Gilles 170
Delgado, Richard 219, 221–2
Derrida, Jacques
différance 6
secrecy 11
desire 7, 10, 16, 114, 191, 199, 229, 239, 291–2, 299
dialect 175–6, 180, 200, 230, 233–6, 240, 247, 250n.32, 251n.41
digressions 13, 32–3, 40, 51n.24, 84, 147–8, 151, 157–9, 218, 220, 222n.1, 246
Dinshaw, Carolyn 7, 8, 10, 16, 23, 281, 290–1
disability 85–6, 88, 101
prosthesis 86, 88, 194
Donaldson, E. Talbot 231
dragon, the 13, 40, 51n.24, 51n.28, 67, 81, 89, 110, 111, 118n.54, 131, 147, 192, 194, 195, 200, 213–14, 224n.14, 261, 268, 270–1, 273–4, 275, 290, 304–15 passim, 316–17n.12
Duncan, Robert 245, 285
Eagleton, Terry 235, 248n.10, 250n.41
Earl, James W. 6, 58, 83, 198, 246, 296
Ecgtheow 108–10, 201
ecology 88, 121–38, 142n.15, 160, 165, 172–4
ecocriticism 133, 138, 164–5, 174
emotions, history of 3, 16, 19, 189–91, 195, 198–200, 211, 214, 304, 305–6, 311–15
empathy 103, 212, 218–22, 266, 315
cognitive theories of 219–20
environment see ecology
epithet 37, 52n.32, 64, 126–8, 131, 182n.5, 258, 307
Esposito, Roberto 35, 48, 52n.39
ethnicity 8, 189–91, 195, 198, 199–205, 243
exclusion 12, 34–6, 47–8, 178
Exeter Book riddles 89, 100, 180, 260
and race 196–8
and slavery 196–8
exile 33, 124, 134, 137, 140, 142n.15, 167, 171, 213, 246, 261
failure 11, 36, 113, 148, 164–5, 181, 216, 272
of heroic order 150, 153, 158–60, 193–5, 212, 221–2
of weapons 78, 80–2, 88, 89, 194
family 8, 98–9, 102, 103
as kinship 6, 13, 63–4, 83, 103, 107, 110–11, 152, 168, 305, 307–8, 311
in-law relations 58, 59, 61–2, 149–50
see also parenting; siblings
Fates of the Apostles, The 274
fatherhood see parenting
femfog (feminist fog) 12
feminist theory 3, 7, 9, 14, 223n.2, 280–1, 286, 295, 298
feud 46, 59, 61–2, 70n.25, 149, 151–4, 157, 159, 161n.10, 161n.11, 200, 216, 305
Finnsburg episode, the 59, 147–60, 161n.4
fostering see parenting
Freeman, Elizabeth 281, 291
friendship 5, 12, 52n.39, 113–14, 167–8, 174, 189, 274–5, 280, 284
funerals 107, 111, 147–152, 210, 212–14, 241–2, 264, 268, 305, 314, 315
Geats 36, 98, 108–9, 166, 175, 177, 192, 199–201, 213, 214, 221–2, 305, 308, 313–15
the lone Geatish woman 18–19, 210, 212, 214, 241–6, 313
gender 8, 18, 76–7, 100, 114, 117n.24, 169–70, 184n.20, 189–90, 193, 195–6, 200, 201, 210, 222, 282, 287–8, 293, 295–7, 304, 309, 315
gift giving 5, 32, 40, 51n.31, 60, 77, 83, 105, 150, 152–4, 217, 294–5, 306, 312–13
Gregory, Pope (540–604) 100
Grendel 5, 12, 33–4, 37, 38–40, 46, 49n.10, 50n.16, 66, 68n.2, 91n.2, 108, 112, 120–40, 140n.1, 142n.15, 142n.16, 143–4n.34, 144n.43, 147, 162n.18, 171–4, 194, 195–6, 198, 200–5, 214–15, 218–19, 224n.20, 234, 259, 261, 265, 267–8, 269–70, 304
Grendel's Mother 11, 12, 43, 44, 79, 81, 91n.2, 123, 128, 132–3, 138–9, 140, 140n.1, 142n.16, 144n.43, 147, 168–71, 174, 182n.5, 184n.20, 189, 192–5, 196, 201–5, 215–16, 219, 224n.20, 261, 295
Grimm, Jacob 120–1
Grundtvig, N. F. S. 57
Guattari, Félix 170
Guthlac 174, 202, 225n.26, 264
Felix's Vita Guthlaci 198, 200, 202–3
Old English Life of Guthlac 123, 198–200, 202
poems of the Exeter Book 168, 198
H. D. (Hilda Doolittle) 280–1, 282–3, 285–7, 293, 298, 300n.15, 301n.26
Hæthcyn 10, 109–10
hagiography 198–9, 225n.26, 258, 264, 267, 272
happiness 7, 8, 31–4, 36–41, 43–8, 50n.13, 67, 113–14, 138, 159–60, 167, 168, 177, 189
Heaney, Seamus 228, 230–1, 232–6, 240, 241–4, 247–8, 248n.10, 250n.40
Heng, Geraldine 189–90, 202
Heorot 32–4, 36–42, 43, 46, 56, 121, 128, 131–4, 135, 137, 138–40, 173, 174, 201, 220, 259, 265–6
building of 31, 77–8
burning of 13, 59, 60–1, 63, 66
hermeneutics 7, 11, 280
heroic culture 78–9, 88, 111, 181, 272, 304, 305–6, 309, 310, 315
Heremod 51n.28, 66–7
Hildeburh 147–60, 210, 212, 214, 218, 220, 222n.1, 223n.2, 295
historicism 19, 78, 316n.3
home 12, 13, 76, 106, 113, 122–4, 128, 129, 131, 134, 136–8, 140, 147, 198, 309
Hrethel 9, 13, 98, 108–9, 110, 220–1, 226n.42
Hrothgar 13, 23, 32, 36, 42, 43, 44, 56, 58–9, 60, 61, 62, 64–5, 66–7, 72n.39, 77, 89, 97–8, 108–9, 110, 112, 124, 125, 129–32, 134, 139–40, 142n.16, 143–4n.34, 165, 167–71, 172–4, 177, 181, 185n.42, 199, 212, 214–19, 224n.20, 243–4, 260, 261, 266, 271–2, 294, 295, 316n.9
Hrunting 79–81
Hygelac 9–10, 41, 43–4, 60–1, 89, 109–10, 167–8, 201, 215, 218, 224n.18, 259, 260, 316n.9
indigeneity 135, 137–8, 183n.15, 189, 196, 197–200, 202–3, 204
interiority 5, 18, 80
intersectionality 22, 189–90
Isidore 178–80
Joy, Eileen A. Fradenburg 3, 204
kinship see family
Klaeber, Frederick J. 67, 68n.3, 203, 233, 236, 242
labour 20, 73–8, 84, 85, 86–7, 89–91, 196–7
landscape see ecology
law 99–100, 101, 202, 203
Laws of Ine 100, 197, 199, 202
Lay of the Last Survivor 171, 212–13
Lees, Clare 84, 295–6
Lejre 60
Letter of Alexander to Aristotle, The 15, 204
Liber monstrorum 196
Life of St Margaret 100
Liuzza, Roy 4, 175–6, 226n.43
love 5, 7, 8, 9–10, 68, 86, 99, 103, 107, 110, 111–12, 114, 166–7, 169, 181, 257–8, 269, 274, 280, 282–3, 291, 298, 306, 315
manuscript, the Beowulf 14–15
London, British Library, Cotton Vitellius MS A. 1–2, 121
Nowell Codex 2, 15
scribes of 15, 121, 210, 225n.26, 250n.32
survival of 14
marriage 13, 62, 114, 147, 149, 150, 153, 156, 159, 162n.13, 218, 222n.1
Marxism 75, 290
masculinity 173, 189–91, 193–5, 200, 205, 211, 214, 216, 226n.42, 295–6, 304, 309–10, 314–15, 318n.31
materiality 20, 73, 74, 75–6, 77, 78, 83, 88, 155, 166, 177, 286, 292
Maxims I 45–6
Maxims II 121–2
medievalism 75, 191, 211
memory 42, 43, 62, 83, 110, 154–6, 169, 225n.27, 275
mere, Grendel's 12, 39, 79–80, 123–4, 127–31, 172–4, 195, 267–8, 274
Merleau-Ponty, Maurice 6
Meyer, Thomas 165, 168–9, 176, 228, 230–1, 236–41, 244–8, 249n.12, 251n.57, 252n.62
misogyny 8, 12, 22, 26n.47, 169, 287
modernism 8, 230, 232, 233, 238, 241, 245, 247, 251n.57, 280, 283
monasticism 116n.17, 166–7, 174, 250n.32, 317n.19
monstrosity 67, 91n.2, 120–1, 123, 128, 131, 134, 135, 137, 140, 141n.10, 147, 169, 174, 195–6, 198, 199, 200, 257, 261, 268, 270, 274
Morgan, Edwin 10, 240
Morris, William 73, 75, 86
Morrison, Toni 9
motherhood see parenting
mourning 13, 44–5, 67, 89–90, 106, 111, 147–8, 149, 150–1, 154, 159, 162n.18, 165, 168, 170, 177, 181, 191, 210–11, 212–16, 219, 220, 221, 223n.2, 225n.26, 241–4, 245–6, 260, 305, 307, 309, 314–15
Muñoz, José Esteban 16
Nancy, Jean-Luc 15, 17, 18, 34–5, 50n.13, 52n.39
New Materialism 160
Ngai, Sianne 3
Old English Boethius, The 90–1
Old English studies 3, 8, 12, 20, 26n.47, 47–8, 165, 212, 222, 296
orality 33, 36, 38, 39, 41, 49n.9, 52n.36, 165, 166, 167, 168, 172, 174, 196, 227, 249n.12
orphans 20, 98, 109, 111–12, 114
Overing, Gillian R. 6, 15, 67, 80, 158, 177, 295, 318n.31
and Marijane Osborn 139–40
paganism 87, 91, 100–1, 135, 164, 257
parenting 111, 112, 113
adoption 44, 98, 100, 101–2, 106, 107, 109, 110–12, 114, 294
attachment theory 102–3, 112
fostering 9, 98, 103, 110, 167, 317n.14
and loss of a child 13, 44–5, 110, 112–13, 147, 149, 151–2, 159, 220–1, 226n.42
motherhood 97–8, 99, 100, 102, 109, 147, 151, 169–70, 184n.20, 194, 219, 294–5
peace-weaving 76–7, 149, 150, 156, 158–60, 164, 218, 222n.1, 294–5
phenomenology 6, 13, 16–17
Phoenix, The 180
pleasure 2, 7, 40, 75, 76, 77, 113–14, 166, 175
poet, the Beowulf 13, 33, 34, 43–4, 46, 57, 58, 60, 62, 65–6, 84, 87, 161n.11, 195, 199, 259
postcolonial theory 230, 236, 243, 247–8
Postmodern Beowulf, The 3
Pound, Ezra 232, 234, 235, 238, 240, 241, 245, 246, 251n.57, 282, 283
Priscian 178–9
Purvis, Meghan 246
queer theory 3, 5, 6, 8, 9, 16, 19, 35, 181, 229, 248n.3
queer historiography 7, 13, 16, 280–1, 286–7, 290–2, 299
race 8, 114, 189–90, 195, 198–205, 243
racism 8, 12, 162n.13, 191
reader-response theory 190–1
reception see audience
resistance 9, 18, 21, 134, 136, 151, 281, 285
revenge 61, 79, 84–6, 87, 147, 149–50, 153, 155, 158, 161n.10, 161n.11, 165, 170, 181, 182n.5, 201, 216, 218, 219
Robinson, Fred 193–4
sadness 44–6, 100, 102, 103, 110, 114, 149, 152, 156, 159, 160, 163n.33, 167–8, 170, 177, 181, 191–2, 210–22, 223n.2, 224n.14, 224n.20, 225n.26, 226n.42, 242, 246, 304, 306, 315
Saxo Grammaticus 60
scop, figure of the 32–4, 35–8, 39, 40, 42, 46, 49n.10, 133, 144n.34, 222n.1, 246
Scylding dynasty 20, 56–58, 60–4, 108, 259, 274
Scyld Scefing 97–8, 100, 105–8, 109, 110–12, 114, 115n.1, 212, 224n.12, 259, 264
Sedgwick, Eve Kosofsky 6, 17, 205n.2
Serres, Michel 15, 17, 21
sexuality 8, 16, 17, 113, 114, 168, 169, 181, 189–90, 193–5, 229, 283, 291–2
shame 6, 100, 181, 189, 197, 205n.2
siblings 13, 21, 44, 59, 85, 110, 147–8, 149, 152, 159, 167, 210, 222n.1, 295, 296
fratricide 34, 37, 44, 46, 63, 64, 110, 220
Sigemund 40, 42, 51n.24, 51n.28, 261, 266
Sisam, Kenneth 2
sound 33, 39, 62, 175, 177–80, 227, 230, 236, 239–41
noise 133, 140, 179–80
noise pollution 137, 138
silence 153, 179, 189
Spicer, Jack 9–10, 22
storytelling see digressions; scop, figure of the
Tacitus 211, 223n.2
temporality 15, 43, 55, 106, 110–11, 175, 293, 298, 299
queer 290–1, 292
terms of endearment 5, 167, 306–7, 316n.9
see also epithet
Tolkien, J. R. R. 67–8, 176, 246–7
touch 13–14, 16, 17–18, 23, 83, 217, 259
texture 6, 17, 18–19
translation, theory of 9, 165, 180, 227–32, 235, 239, 247–8, 249n.19
trauma 102, 106, 111, 212, 243
Unferth 32, 36–8, 42, 50n.19, 63, 225n.34, 273, 274
Venuti, Lawrence 231
vision 16, 165–6, 245, 274
Wanderer, The 34, 45, 52n.42, 124, 163n.29, 182n.5, 210–11, 217, 225n.27, 271, 317n.23
Wealhðeow 23, 38, 57, 59, 61, 63, 64, 76, 89, 281, 293–5, 316n.9
weather 122, 124, 127, 150, 152, 156, 157, 262–3
Welsh 196–8, 200, 202, 204
Whitaker, Cord 208n.51
Whitelock, Dorothy 58
white supremacy 12, 26n.48, 222
widow's lament, the 18–19, 210, 212, 214, 241–6
Widsith 62, 64
‘Wife’s Lament, The’ 245–6, 260
Wiglaf 14, 82–3, 89, 91, 166, 168, 192, 213–14, 274, 304–15, 316n.3, 318n.26, 318n.27
women in Beowulf 5–6, 76–8, 150–1, 162n.13, 210, 211–12, 280, 281, 293–7, 299
Wonders of the East, The 15, 54–5, 204

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