New Thinking: Beowulf

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Short discussion-style podcast for BBC Radio 3's Arts and Ideas stream. I discuss Old English grammar and grammatical ambiguities in the epic poem Beowulf.

Period28 Oct 2022

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  • TitleNew Thinking: Beowulf
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletBBC Radio 3
    Media typeRadio
    Duration/Length/Size31 minutes
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    DescriptionEleanor Rosamund Barraclough takes a look at the latest research shaping our understanding of the great Anglo-Saxon poem, Beowulf. She’ll be finding out about the insights that digital approaches are bringing to the tale of gold-hoarding dragons, sword-wielding heroes and murderous fenland beasties. We discover what video games and grammar have to tell us about Old English literature.
    Producer/AuthorRuth Watts
    PersonsRoxanne Taylor