This page includes only secondary sources. See individual course syllabi for primary sources.




Old English

• Crossley-Holland, Kevin. "The Anglo-Saxon World: An Anthology." New York: Oxford University Press, 1984.

• Chance, Jane. "Woman as Hero in Old English Literature." New York: Syracuse University Press, 1986.

• Enright, Michael. "Lady with a Mead-Cup: Ritual, Group Cohesion, and Heirarchy in the Germanic Warband." Freuhmilhelalterliche Studien 22 (1988): 170-203.

• "The Unferth Episode." Speculum 73.2 (April 1998): 297-337.

• Fee, Christopher. "Beah and Geaghroden: Women, Treasure, and the Language of Social Structure in Beowulf." Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 97 (1996): 285-294.

• Keen, Maurice. "Chivalry." New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.

• Kliman, Bernice W. "Women in Early English Literature, 'Beowulf' to the 'Ancrene Wisse.'" The Nottingham Mediaeval Studies 21 (1997): 32-49.

• Liuzza, Roy J. "The Texts of the Old English Riddle 30" Journal of English and Germanic Philology 87 (1988): 1-15.

• Pulsiano, Phillip and Elaine Treherne, Eds. "A Companion to Anglo-Saxon Literature." Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.

• Overing, Gillian R. "The Women of Beowulf: A Context for Interpretation." Beowulf: Basic Readings. Ed. Peter S. Baker. New York: Garland Press, 1995. 219-260.

• Sklute, Larry. "'FreoÞuwebbe' in Old English Poetry." Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 71 (1970): 534-554.

• Williamson, Craig, Trans. and Intro. "A Feast of Creatures: Anglo-Saxon Riddle Songs." Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.

Arthurian Literature

• Snyder, Christopher. "The World of King Arthur." London: Thames and Hudson, 2000.

• Keen, Maurice. "Chivalry." New Haven: Yale University Press, 1984.

• Lupak, Alan and Barbara Tepa Lupak. "King Arthur in America." Cambridge: D. S. Brewer, 1999.


• Algeo, John, and Thomas Pyles. "The Origins and Development of the English Language." 4th edition. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers, 1993.

• Bryson, Bill. "The Mother Tongue: English and How it Got That Way." New York: Morrow, 1990.

• Center for American Media. "American Tongues."

• Crystal, D. "The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Language." 2nd Edition. Cambridge University Press. 1998.

• Klammer, T., Schulz, M. and Volpe, A. "Analyzing English Grammar." 3rd Edition. Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

• Mitchell, Bruce and Fred C. Robinson. "A Guide to Old English." 6th ed. Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2001.

• Murray, Thomas E. "The Structure of English: Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology." Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1995.

• Parker, Frank and Kathryn Riley." Linguistics for Non-Linguists." Boston: Allyn and Bacon, 1994.

• Swan, M. "Practical English Usage." 2nd Edition. Oxford University Press, 1998.

• Lederer, Richard. "Anguished English." New York: Doubleday, 1987.  

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