Since 1967, OEN has been a source for news, announcements, and information on the world of Anglo-Saxon studies. Its annual Bibliography and Year's Work in Old English Studies are used by thousands of scholars worldwide.


Current Issue: 45.3

The current issue is 45.3, co-edited by Mary Dockray Miller. It is available here. Issue 45.1&2, the Year's Work in Old English, was mailed out the week of 5 January. 45.1 is in the archives, here: Table of Contents.


Issue 45.4

45.4, our annual bibliography, will be late. Print issue 45.3&4 is expected by mid-April. (If you have or know of work that should be included in the annual bibliography, please contact Dan Donoghue or the relevant subject editor, listed here.)



MLA will meet in Austin, Texas January –10, 2016. The OE Group is asking for 9 to 12 papers. The deadline is 15 March. Click here for the CFP. Kalamazoo, also known as the 49th International Congress on Medieval Studies, runs May 8–11, 2014. Information is here. ISAS will be held in Scotland, 3—7 August, 2015. Information is at The Medieval Academy is meeting at Notre Dame (IN), 12—14 March, 2015. Their conference calendar lists upcoming national and international conferences.



Best wishes and every success to Bob Hasenfratz, who has stepped down as Bibliography Editor. The profession as well as those of us associated with OEN owe him a profound debt of thanks for his masterful work over recent years. We look forward to seeing more of his Old English Poetry Project.

New Books and Reports

Please inform us if you have published a book within the calendar years 2013 or 2014. We will do our best to advertise it here. Click here to see new books.


OEN Subsidia

The OEN Subsidia has been reconstituted as Old English Publications. In partnership with the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, OEN will continue to publish brief studies, editions, bibliographies, and other volumes for scholarly and classroom use. We do not publish monographs. Here is a list of volumes, some of which are for sale through Medieval Institute Publications (WMU). Our first volume has appeared: Jane Toswell, trans. Jorge Luis Borges: Germanic Literatures. The next volume will appear in 2015, a translation by Valentine A. Pakis of Frederick Klaeber's Commentary on the Old English Version of Bede's Ecclesiastical History, introduction by Sharon Rowley. Please contact the editor if you wish to propose a volume.


OEN Archives and Offprints

Essays, reports, and memorials are available as offprints for volumes 32 to 44. Offprints in pdf are free. Volumes 1 to 41 are available for free in their entirety.



The MLA job list advertises a number of Old English jobs.