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Postponed: Professor Chris McCully Professorial Inaugural Lecture "Lessons from the dragon: on the English language, historical metrics and the translation of Beowulf"

Lessons from the dragon: on the English language, historical metrics and the translation of Beowulf

  • Mon 27 Apr 20

    18:00 - 19:30

  • Colchester Campus

    Lakeview Room

  • Event speaker

    Professor Chris McCully

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series

  • Event organiser

    Corporate events

  • Contact details

    Joanne Pearson
    01206874471

This event has been postponed. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Professor Chris McCully from the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies will be giving her Professorial Inaugural Lecture at the University of Essex.

In this illustrated talk Professor Chris McCully re-examines his translation, or version, or re-working of the Old English poem Beowulf. He suggests that over a hundred years of critical history - which tends to see the metre of the poem as 'merely' accentual - can at worst compromise the sophistication of the text as well as mislead scholars as to the nature of earlier English verse. Chris also will say something about where dragons come from - and how they got to Essex.

Lecture starts at 6pm followed by a drinks reception from 7.15pm.

Free admission and open to all. Book your place via Eventbrite.

Part of the Professorial Inaugural Lecture Series.

 

Postponed: Professor Chris McCully Professorial Inaugural Lecture "Lessons from the dragon: on the English language, historical metrics and the translation of Beowulf"