New Humanists

Beowulf, feat. Colin Gorrie | Episode XXIII

May 16, 2022 Ancient Language Institute Episode 23
New Humanists
Beowulf, feat. Colin Gorrie | Episode XXIII
Show Notes

Where is Geatland? Beowulf has been taken as a founding poem for England, yet England never appears in the poem. Linguist Colin Gorrie joins Jonathan and Ryan to discuss this heroic and tragic Old English masterpiece, the history of scholarship surrounding the poem, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s titanic contribution to modern understanding of it.

Seamus Heaney’s translation of Beowulf:

Dick Ringler’s translation of Beowulf:

J.R.R. Tolkien’s translation and commentary on Beowulf:

Colin Gorrie’s Why the Grammar-Translation Method Does Not Work (And What Does):

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Monsters and the Critics:

Tom Shippey’s Lecture 1 of 3 on J.R.R. Tolkien’s Beowulf:

Norton Critical Edition of Beowulf:

Virgil’s Aeneid:

Colin Gorrie’s website:

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Music: Save Us Now by Shane Ivers -