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April 2024 Spotlight  Candidate
Yes, there are indeed women in Beowulf. Vital and potent women in fact. From the valkyrie-esque figures to the weeping peace-weavers, a broad spectrum of women characters exists as both historical representation and imaginative mythology. Grendel's Mother is ferocious and masculine. Hildeburh laments the death of her brother and son before being carried off. Modthryth behaves like a sadistic queen. Wealhtheow is mindful of so much in her husband's hall. Freawaru seems destined for tragedy. And could the dragon be a female too? Maria Headley seems to think so. This module will explore this topic using dual-language editions of texts so we can see the original language alongside translations by J.R.R. Tolkien, Roy Liuzza, and Maria Headley.

Required Texts

Beowulf by Maria Headley, Beowulf by Roy Liuzza, and Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien.

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Meeting Mondays & Wednesdays at 7:00 PM Eastern for eight 1-hour sessions on April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24

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