‘Now Flying over the Hell-mouth’: The Gap Between St Guðlac and Nordic Volcano Imagery

If you search for hell in your satnav you probably won't get very far, but in the Anglo-Saxon literary imagination, hell appears to have been located around the North Sea. Michael Baker directs readers in a new article in our Postgraduate English journal.  This investigation into the effects of landscape and place on apocalyptic literature... Continue Reading →

Review of The Song of Hild by Vibeke Vasbo, translated by Gaye Kynoch

Human sacrifice; the belief in wights; Latin. Anglo-Saxon England may seem like a time far removed from our own, but in The Song of Hild, Rachel Fennell encounters a novelised world that, in its treatment of women, remains uncomfortably close to home.  It is 633 A.D and the Northumbrian king, Edwin, has fallen in battle. With... Continue Reading →

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