Tag Archives: Beowulf poet

On Grendel, a Boston Bar, and a Texas Law

A case involving a Boston bar (Grendel’s Den) may be invoked in legal challenges to the new Texas abortion ban. What would Beowulf do?

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Worshipping False Covid Idols

People resisting the Covid vaccines are like the counselors in “Beowulf” worshipping false idols to ward off Grendel’s attacks.

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Beowulf Would Favor Vaccine Mandate

Beowulf would favor vaccine mandates and passports and his firmness would convince the rest of society to go along.

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Can We Be Beowulf Strong?

“Bowulf,” a poem about rage, violence, and the end of empire.

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On Jan. 6, 2021 Grendel Stormed Heorot

“Beowulf” is a poem in which a once proud nation sees a dismal future. Should America take note?

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WandaVision and Grendel’s Mother

In which I compare Wanda from WandaVision with Grendel’s Mother. Who knew?

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For Halloween, Read Headley’s Beowulf

For Halloween, reread Headley’s new translation of Beowulf, which uses the language of millennials and generation z.

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In a Dark Time, Beowulf Was My Virgil

If Dante had his Virgil, I have Beowulf. Both poets helped up negotiate dark times.

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When Grief Turns Violent

In protesting police violence against communities of color, protesters must avoid grief-fueled violence, the archetype of which is Grendel’s Mother.

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