Author Archives: Bob
On 26 April I will be participating in an on-stage panel discussion at the Malthouse Theatre after Felix Nobis’s performance of his adaptation of Beowulf. Details at this Malthouse link. Beowulf · Malthouse Theatre . Based on his own translation … Continue reading
Some time in 1988-1989 at the University of Toronto I did a large piece of palaeographical calligraphy (kind of insular minuscule): the latter half of one of my favorite shorter Old English poems, The Order of the World from The … Continue reading
My latest essay for Arena Magazine (no. 146), ‘Beowulf for Today’, has just been published. If you’d like to hear (among other things) how a sixth-century heroic boast might sound as a Trump tweet, read on . . .Arena 146 Beowulf … Continue reading
Those of us who were in Ross House for the first session of the course on Homer’s Iliad heard the noise of today’s incident on Swanston and Bourke Streets that has so far claimed four lives. It’s a small gesture, given … Continue reading
We’ll be off and running with 1. The MLS Refectory starting its weekly run of hourlong lunchtime poetry sessions on Wednesday 18 January, 1-2 pm in Ross House room 2.1. Room booking details for the whole of 2017 available here: … Continue reading
Yup. All the biggies. Over the course of 2017 I plan to offer a series of twelve-week seminars, each of which will take up Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey, Virgil’s Aeneid and Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In addition I will try to squeak another twelve-week seminar on … Continue reading
In November I’ll be giving a talk in the Salon-Salon series at Alice & Co. in Kyneton. Details on the flyer below.
With thanks to Richard Mudford, who took all these.
My translation-with-commentary of Beowulf was launched last night at the Collected works Bookshop. Kris and Loretta hosted what proved a well attended and lively do. Many thanks to them and all who attended, with a special shout to my Canberra buddy … Continue reading