PAMLA Member John Hill has published a new work on Beowulf:

The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf: Arrivals and Departures. (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008).

Mark C. Amodio, Professor of English at Vassar College, writes of the book:  “John M. Hill has long been acknowledged as the leading student of what we may call the sociology of Anglo-Saxon England, and his new book is certain to solidify his standing as one of today’s most important and astute readers of the social context out of which Beowulf emerged. The Narrative Pulse of Beowulf is infused with Hill’s deep erudition but manages throughout to be extremely accessible. It offers a fresh and compelling way of reading the most widely known and studied work of medieval English literature. This is a welcome addition to Beowulf scholarship, and one that will attract a broad readership.”

John’s book, On the Aesthetics of Beowulf and Other Old English Poems, is forthcoming from the University of Toronto Press later this year.  Congratulations John.