TOEBI Newsletter 2021: call for reviews and features

The annual TOEBI newsletter seeks to publish high-quality book reviews and feature articles on Old English literature and the teaching of Old English. As the current editors, we’re delighted to invite submissions for this year’s issue. You can find previous newsletters here.

We are inviting feature articles on any subject related to Old English and/or the teaching of Old English. Previously published pieces have included: 

  • Class plans 
  • Student work (e.g. translations) 
  • Reports on outreach projects 
  • Original creative work, including visual art and creative writing 

We also welcome articles on original research, academic practice, and cultures of research and teaching in universities today. Articles will ideally be between 500 and 1500 words, but we are very open to your pitches. We are especially keen to hear from the ECR and student cohorts, and from groups whose voices have been historically and presently marginalised in academia.

We also invite book reviews on any of the titles listed below for this year’s newsletter. We would greatly appreciate if you could also circulate this list to any postgraduates and ECRs in your department. Conversely, if there is a new release not on this list that you would like to review, do get in touch! 

  • Abbot, Jean, Elaine Treharne, and Mateusz Fafinski. Beowulf By All: A Community Translation and Workbook. Arc Humanities Press, 2021. 
  • Breay, C. and J. Story. Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Cultures and Connections. Four Courts Press, 2021. 
  • Grossi, Joseph. Angles on a Kingdom: East Anglian Identities from Bede to Ælfric. University of Toronto Press, 2021. 
  • Karkov, Catherine E. Imagining Anglo-Saxon England: Utopia, Heterotopia, Dystopia. Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2020.  
  • Karkov, Catherine E. Ed. Slow Scholarship: Medieval Research and the Neoliberal University. D. S. Brewer, 2019. 
  • Rozier, Charles C. Writing History in the Community of St Cuthbert c.700-1130. D. S. Brewer, 2020. 
  • Scattergood, John, with Niamh Pattwell & Emma Williams. Trinity College Library Dublin: A catalogue of manuscripts containing Middle English and some Old English. Four Courts Press, Dublin 2021.

For all entries and queries, please contact the Newsletter editors: Niamh Kehoe ( & Rachel Burns (

Four Courts Press have also asked us to make you aware of a special pre-publication offer on copies of Manuscripts in the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Culture and Connections, which you can find here:

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