All graduates of the English Department must complete a senior project. My topic: Translating the Grendel Kin. I will submit a polished translation of the passages of Beowulf pertaining to Grendel and Grendel’s mother. [Ed: The tale of Grendel’s mother has since been abandoned, sadly, to better concentrate of a more brightly polished translation of Grendel’s last attack on Heorot.] This blog is a record of my progress.