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.
Please Don't Crash Our Site
OEN was recently shut down by an unknown archivist who wanted to download the entire site. Apologies to our subscribers. To this unknown web crawler: If you want a copy of the site, please email the editor. He will send it to you. Please do not crash the site again.
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.
45.4, our annual bibliography, is late. Print issue 45.3&4 is expected by mid-March, 2016. (If you have or know of work that should be included in the annual bibliography, please contact the relevant subject editor, listed here.)
Medieval Academy of America will meet in Boston February 25–28, 2016. The Medieval Academy's conference calendar lists upcoming national and international conferences.
Kevin Kiernan's Electronic Beowulf 4.0 is now free online.
The Dictionary of Medieval Latin from British Sources can be searched for free here.
We are pleased to announce the creation of the Howell D. Chickering Prize in Translation, to be awarded to the best translation of an Old English work. We hope that it will be awarded annually. The Carl Berkhout Bibliography Award will be presented at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo. Please submit nominations and samples to the Editor.
Statement by Old English Professors
This statement was released recently by a group of scholars of Old English. "Old English Literature and Anglo-Saxon Studies." By far the majority of contemporary scholars in the field of Anglo-Saxon Studies and Old English strive to be professional, respectful, generous, equitable and welcoming to all others, irrespective of identity, including but not limited to gender, sexuality, race, or age. The field does not belong to any one scholar, or to any one approach, or to any single authority. It is the duty of every generation of scholars in Old English to promote our subject and make the field a better, kinder and more desirable place in which to work for all succeeding generations. As a community, we shall endeavour to ensure that all scholars can pursue their studies without fear, or censure, or harassment.
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. (Updates to the list come every few months.) Click here to see new books.
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 is Jane Toswell, trans. Jorge Luis Borges: Germanic Literatures. The second volume is Valentine A. Pakis, trans., 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
The MLA job list advertises a number of Old English jobs.