Beowulf of the Many Faces

Presented by Robert Bjork

Foundation Professor of English and Director of the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (ACMRS) at ASU

Eventbrite - Beowulf of the Many Faces

Thursday, November 5, 2015 at 6:30pm
Cronkite Building, Room 128
555 N. Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85004
ASU Downtown Campus
Free and open to the public

This event will be an exploration of how, from the unique manuscript discovered in the British Museum in the late 18th century, the Old English epic poem Beowulf has spread its power throughout the world in editions, translations, literature, art, music, movies, television, and video games. We will examine the many guises both the character and the poem Beowulf have had since the publication of the first edition of the Old English epic in 1815 to Beowulf (99 Luftballons by Nena) and two operas.

Part of the Humanities Lecture Series - In collaboration with the ASU College of Letters & Sciences