J.R.R. Tolkien's Translation of "Beowulf"

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Presented by Wheaton College at Marion E. Wade Center of Wheaton College, Wheaton IL

Jan 22 2020
J.R.R. Tolkien's Translation of "Beowulf"

The Marion E. Wade Center and the Wheaton College Tolkien Society present “Caught in a Net of Words: J.R.R. Tolkien’s Translation of Beowulf” by Dr. Benjamin Weber

Since J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation of Beowulf appeared in 2014, readers have worked to understand what it can tell us about Tolkien’s lifelong preoccupation with the Old English poem. While some have been dismissive of the translation’s literary merits, this talk will show that it captures, with Tolkien’s characteristic thoroughness and precision, a particular vision of Beowulf’s place within the history of medieval English literature and literary form. While

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