116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Old English Literature, Including Beowulf

Session Chair: 
Derek Updegraff, Azusa Pacific University
Session 2: Friday 3:20 pm – 4:50 pm
Miller Hall 121


  1. Michelle E. Parsons-Powell, Purdue University
    In Beowulf, the roles of people and monsters in society, especially the role of kings, are well-defined. By examining the actions of Beowulf and Hroþgar in relation to their respective monsters, we can determine that Beowulf is at least as monstrous as the non-human beings that he slays.
  2. Jessica Federman, California State University, Dominguez Hills
    The story of Beowulf is a powerful sense-making tool for learning how to “act like a leader.”  While some of the leadership lessons learned are valid and useful, others promote a narrow view of how people should work together to overcome uncertainty.  I discuss how creative storytelling can be beneficial for relearning past concepts.    
Session Cancelled: