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Beowulf: Of Monsters and Men   |  2019 ASU Beowulf Symposium

Beowulf Symposium 2019 flyer / Artwork by Basil Price

Thursday-Friday, April 4-5, 2019

All events are free of charge and open to the public.

THE PERFORMANCE—Beowulf: Of Monsters and Men

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019 @ 6:30 p.m.  |  Neeb Hall (NEEB) room 105, ASU Tempe campus

This modern English performance of the epic poem Beowulf is translated, performed, and directed by Chris Vinsonhaler and features ASU student actors.

RSVP for Performance

THE DISCUSSION—Coffee and Conversation

Friday, Apr. 5, 2019 @ 9:30 a.m.  |  Ross-Blakley Hall (RBHL) room 196, ASU Tempe campus

Join ASU's medieval literature experts in a discussion with Chris Vinsonhaler.

RSVP for Coffee

 

About our guest

Chris Vinsonhaler is an assistant professor at the City University of New York (BMCC). She is also a professional storyteller and songwriter whose performance-based Beowulf translation was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and is forthcoming in 2019.

About the symposium

ASU's Beowulf Symposium invites campus and community members to participate in events aimed at showcasing medieval literature's relevance to modern society. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

More information about 2019 events: Robert.Bjork@asu.edu 

 

Flyer artwork by Basil Arnould Price.

Past Symposia

2014: 6th Beowulf Symposium

  5th Communal Reading of Beowulf. Monday, March 31 @ 4 p.m.  |  Language and Literature (LL) 316, ASU Tempe campus

2012: 5th Beowulf Symposium

Beowulf in the Mead Hall: A Communal Reading. Wednesday, Oct. 24 @ 1 p.m.  |  Language and Literature 316, ASU Tempe campus

2010: 4th Beowulf Symposium

 An Epic Event: A Communal Reading of Beowulf in Old and Modern English. Saturday, October 9 @ 1:30 p.m.  |  Social Sciences (SS) 109, ASU Tempe campus

2009: 3rd Beowulf Symposium [full sched]

 Beowulf in Bits: Student Performances. Friday, February 27 @ 12 p.m.  |  Memorial Union, Pima Auditorium (MU 230) ASU Tempe campus [Photos: Album 1 and Album 2]

 The Many Guises of Beowulf (and Grendel, too)" Public Talk by Robert Bjork. Friday, February 27 @ 3 p.m.  |  Memorial Union, Pima Auditorium (MU 230) ASU Tempe campus

 An Epic Event: A Communal Reading of Beowulf in Old and Modern English. Saturday, February 28 @ 4 p.m.  |  Bob's Mead Hall (home of Robert Bjork)

2008: 2nd Beowulf Symposium [full sched]

 (The Monster That I Am: A Beowulf Lecture and Movie. Friday, March 21 @ 4 p.m.  |  CDN 60, ASU Tempe campus

 An Epic Event: A Communal Reading of Beowulf in Old and Modern English. Saturday, March 22 @ 4 p.m. |  Bob's Mead Hall (home of Robert Bjork) 

 

2007: 1st Beowulf Symposium

 Who's Afraid of the Big, Bad Beowulf? The Thirteenth Warrior: A Beowulf Movie. Friday, March 23 @ 4 p.m.  |  CDN 60 (formerly AED 60) ASU Tempe campus