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Faculty Lecture/Poetry Reading by Craig Williamson and Helen Plotkin
Start Date: 2/21/2013Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 2/21/2013End Time: 5:30 PM

Event Description:
Beowulf, Bawdy Riddles, and Biblical Psalms: New Translations of Old Poems 

The reading will include Craig's recently published translations of Old English poetry and his work with Helen on translations in progress of the Hebrew psalms. This will include some readings in the original languages, the modern poetic translations, and some discussion of translation techniques. The Old English poems will include selections from Beowulf, riddles (including some bawdy ones), and elegies like The Wanderer and The Wife's Lament. Craig will also talk briefly about J.R.R. Tolkien's debts to some of the Old English poems. 

Location Information:
*Swarthmore College - Kohlberg
Room: Kohlberg, Scheuer Room
Contact Information:
Name: Patricia Reilly
Phone: 610-690-3730
Open To
The Public

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