The Classical Mind Newsletter for September 22, 2023
Karen Swallow Prior on Beowulf, The Barque of Dante, Rowan Williams on Emily Wilson's Translation of the Iliad, What is a Human?, In Childhood
Previous Guest of the Show Karen Swallow Prior is Teaching through Beowulf
Two points of connection here. First, we’ve hadon before to discuss Robinson Crusoe. That was a super fun conversation (more fun than the book, in my opinion…). Second, we discussed Beowulf quite some time ago. Dr. Prior is doing a deep dive into the work over at her Substack, . You can find week one and week two here. The second entry in the series is particularly interesting in light of some of the conversations we had about the work revolving around the nature of Grendel and his back story in addition to the Christian editorial influence on the text.
Speaking of Dr. Prior, if you’re in or around DC around September 28, she’s having a reception for her new book The Evangelical Imagination. Also, if you’re in or around DC, you have to let me know as I reside in Annapolis, Maryland.
“The Barque of Dante” (1822) by Eugène Delacroix
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