Video on Integrating Textual Evidence

Literary Criticism Excerpt by Helen Conrad-O'Brian
Citation: Helen Conrad-O'Briain, Critical Essay on Beowulf, in Epics for Students, 2nd ed., Gale, Cengage Learning, 2011.

Beowulf - Background

Beowulf Historical Context [video, 4 minutes] from Shmoop

Short Articles

Beowulf: Context from SparkNotes
Anglo-Saxon and Germanic Culture: The Historical Setting of Beowulf
Beowulf from Epics for Students (history, context, summary, themes, literary criticisms)

Longer Articles

Placing Beowulf in History from Student Resources in Context
Beowulf from Gale Resources in Context
Beowulf from Myths and Legends of the World
Why Read Beowulf? by Robert Yeager (National Endowment of the Humanities, Mar/Apr 1999)
Norse Mythology from Myths and Legends of the World
James Bond as Literary Descendant of Beowulf from DISCovering Authors
Beowulf: New Light on the Dark Ages from History Today