Colin chase the dating of beowulf
Does the poem provide us with an accurate if idealized view of early Germanic Culture?
Or is it rather a creature of nostalgia and imagination, born of the desire of a later age to create for itself a glorious past?
He maintained close contact with the Roman Catholic Church, in which he was a Deacon and an active participant in the diaconate training program. His acting ability (which almost led to a stage career) was evident in many amateur roles on campus.
Colin is survived by his wife Joyce and his children Deirdre, Robert, Tim, Mary, and Patrick.
Chase started at University of Toronto as a part-time instructor in 1967 and became assistant professor in 1971 and associate professor four years later.
His principal research interest was in the Pre-Conquest literature of England.
His major p Ublications were his scholarly edition of Two Alcuin Letter-Books and the edited collection, The Dating of Beowulf.What is consistently unclear is which of these audiences the poem was intended for.As a story of Danes, Geats, and Swedes, one might suppose that the poem was of Scandinavian origin, finally written down in England, but there is no reference to the characters in Scandinavian lore.He wrote eight articles, including the forthcoming essays on "Beowulf , Bede and St.Oswine: the Hero's Pride in Old English Hagiography" and "Source Study as a Trick with Mirrors: Annihilation of Meaning in the OE 'Mary of Egypt'." He contributed articles tothe Dictionary of the Middle Ages on Anglo-Saxon and Latin subjects and wrote reviews for several journals.