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Or, in modern English (sort of), ‘All things must pass’. The old site of Flinders Books, where once I passed myself off as a bookseller, has reverted to form (after a fashion) from a Bon Bon Bakers to a Book … Continue reading
The session I’ve been asked to participate in, which centres on Maria Dahvana Headley’s modern adaptation of Beowulf, a novel titled The Mere Wife, will be taking place in a different venue than first publicised. Here’s the program entry: Maria Dahvana Headley: … Continue reading
Some not so new! But the me is . . .
A trio of shorts in Arena Magazine Arena-Poems-June-2018
Here’s a schedule-update for the panel-discussion of the new Beowulf-inspired novel by Maria Dahvana Headley, The Mere Wife, on which I will be a contributor. It will happen in ACMI Cinema 1 at Federation Square, Sunday 26 August at 10 am.
The upcoming session for Wednesday 6 June has been cancelled, because I have an out-of-town teaching commitment. Apologies for any disappointment or inconvenience, but we’ll be back to our usual weekly schedule from Wednesday 13 June, at our usual time … Continue reading
Big thanks to Felix Nobis and Marieke Hardy for inviting me to take part in a discussion of the forthcoming novel, The Mere Wife, by Maria Dahvana Headley at the Melbourne Writers Festival in August. The story re-imagines Beowulf in the setting … Continue reading
Here’s a PDF of my write-up of my keynote address for the conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association last year, which just got published in the Association’s annual journal. I tried to have some fun . . . Patchy … Continue reading
Ovid played naughty kid brother to his contemporary, Virgil, whose Aeneid became the normative (and soberly revered) foundational text for imperial Rome. Ovid’s Metamorphoses plays a much different game, resisting the unified effect of the Homeric model to produce a patchwork … Continue reading