I have created a collection of professional learning resources to speak directly back to the subtitle of Emerging MedievalismsMethod, Media, Manuscript.  Emerging Medievalisms engages with learning the language and literary culture of medieval England by questioning the scholarly methodology for learning medieval studies, engaging media to support and question our engagement, and privileging medieval manuscripts as living artefacts that not only provide evidence for our research, but that allow for emergent learning and teaching.

The following multimedia learning tools includes my publications you can use as Open Educational Resources (OER) to see, hear, and learn about the place (geographically, temporally) and language of medieval England.

Interactive Beowulf

Use this Open Educational Resource (OER) to see part of Beowulf in its original manuscript, Cotton MS Vitellius A XV, now housed in the British Library, London, UK.  This interactivity will allow you to see the poem in its original Old English (Anglo-Saxon) language, and will introduce you to learning how to transcribe, translate, and understand some of the grammar of Old English.

Interactive Beowulf

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Bardic Beowulf: Hwæt

Use this Open Educational Resource (OER) to see and hear Beowulf in its original language, Old English, (or Anglo-Saxon) and manuscript, Cotton MS Vitellius A XV, now housed in the British Library, London, UK.  This reading by Dr. Kenna L. Olsen is from the beginning of the famous poem (from folio 132r).

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Bardic Beowulf:  Greedy Grendel

Use this Open Educational Resource (OER) to see and hear Beowulf in its original language, Old English, (or Anglo-Saxon) and manuscript, Cotton MS Vitellius A XV, now housed in the British Library, London, UK.  This reading by Dr. Kenna L. Olsen narrates the coming of Grendel to Heorot, and describes Grendel’s destruction (from folio 134v-135r, lines 115-137).

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Bardic Chaucer:  The Canterbury Tales, The General Prologue

Use this Open Educational Resource (OER) to see and hear the famous opening lines read in the original Middle English from the Ellesmere manuscript, (MS Ellesmere 26 C 9), now housed in the Huntington Library, and thought by some scholars to be Chaucer’s own manuscript copy of The Canterbury Tales.  This reading by Dr. Kenna L. Olsen narrates lines 1-42  (folio 1r).

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Bardic Gawain:  Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Use this Open Educational Resource (OER) to see and hear the part of the famous Sir Gawain and the Green Knight read in the original Middle English from the Cotton Nero A.x manuscript, now housed in the British Library.  This reading by Dr. Kenna L. Olsen narrates lines 1998-2024  (from folios 117v-118r), which describes Gawain’s waking and preparation for the final part of his journey from Bertilak’s castle to meet the Green Knight.

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Medieval Immersion

Use this Open Educational Resource (OER) to learn about the story of medieval England, from its Roman roots to the Norman Conquest (1066 AD).  This ArcGIS story map includes pictures, geographical locations, and artefacts, that are of interest to students learning many aspects of historical English and English medieval studies.

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