Friday, January 25, 2008

Two Medieval Items of Note

  1. On Sunday, 27 January 2008, 21.30 GMT (16.30 east coast) BBC Radio 3 will broadcast "Malory: A Tale of Two Texts." The program will also be available on the web. Here's the press copy: "Written and presented by David Wallace, the program features interviews with A.S.G. Edwards, Helen Cooper, Richard Barber, Martin Biddle, Ann Sutton and others; locations include the Queen's Robing Room, House of Lords; Winchester School; Winchester College; Mercer's Hall; British Library; John Rylands Library, Manchester; and the battlefield of Towton. Sir Thomas Malory is voiced by Poet Laureate Andrew Motion."
  2. Aaron Hostetter, a graduate student at Princeton University, has initiated The Anglo-Saxon Narrative Poetry Project. The site promises "to create a new, verse translation of the Anglo-Saxon narrative poems, ultimately with a view towards publication in an edition useful to teachers of medieval literature." Andreas is appearing first, to be followed by Elene, Juliana, Genesis A&B, and Guthlac A and B. Aaron is looking for feedback on the project, so please stop by.

1 comment:

ken said...

Readers here might also be interested in the Penn State Medieval Conference at the end of March. This year the topic is "King John and the World of the Magna Carta". Their site is here:

http://www.psu.edu/dept/medieval/conf/2008.html

I love this conference and have attended for almost the last 20 years. It is small, thematically focused and is well done.