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*ONLINE* Maria Dahvana Headley in conversation with the British Library

Here Be More Than Dragons… In a dramatic exploration of the persistence of myths, portrayals of masculinity, and new literary interpretations as a barometer for our times, Beowulf’s new and celebrated translator Maria Dahvana Headley will be in conversation with rock-star mythologist Natalie Haynes. The session will be illustrated with original Beowulf manuscripts from the British Library archives, and animated with live performance from Gemma Whelan (aka Game of Thrones’ Yara Greyjoy).

This is an online event hosted on the British Library platform. Bookers will be sent a link in advance giving access and will be able to watch at any time for 48 hours after the start time. For more information and to book your ticket please visit the British Library website here

Beowulf

A NEW STATESMAN AND IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR

A new, feminist translation of Beowulf by the author of the acclaimed novel The Mere Wife.

Nearly twenty years after Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf— and fifty years after the translation that continues to torment students around the world — there is a radical new verse interpretation of the epic poem by Maria Dahvana Headley, which brings to light elements never before translated into English.

A man seeks to prove himself as a hero. A monster seeks silence in his territory. A warrior seeks to avenge her murdered son. A dragon ends it all.…

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