The Grinnell Beowulf
Update: Audio recordings of this work, as read aloud by the translators, are now available for download from Digital Grinnell, as is the first of three recorded panel discussions related to the poem and the project team's translation process and experience.
The Grinnell Beowulf is a translation and teaching edition of the Old English poem. Six students—Eva Dawson, Emily Johnson, Jeanette Miller, Logan Shearer, Aniela Wendt, and Kate Whitman, all '14—worked with Tim Arner, Assistant Professor of English, to translate Beowulf into readable and poetic modern English. Initially envisioned as a group MAP (Mentored Advanced Project), this project provided a great opportunity for the students to produce an edition designed for an undergraduate audience. The edition includes over 165 annotations that accompany the text, as well as introductions to the poem and the translation process. Caleb Neubauer '13 provided illustrations.
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