Beowulf: Of Monsters and Men

Replica of the helmet from the Sutton Hoo ship-burial 1, England. Face-mask in British Museum. Photo by Flickr user IH used under CC 2.0.

This modern English performance of the epic poem "Beowulf" is translated, performed, and directed by Chris Vinsonhaler and features ASU student actors.

Chris Vinsonhaler is an assistant professor at the City University of New York (BMCC). She is also a professional storyteller and songwriter whose performance-based "Beowulf" translation was awarded a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts and is forthcoming in 2019.

Bonus: join ASU's medieval literature experts for Coffee and Conversation with Chris Vinsonhaler the next day, April 5, at 9:30 a.m. in Ross-Blakley Hall, room 196.

Hosted by the Department of English, ASU's Beowulf Symposium invites campus and community members to participate in events aimed at showcasing medieval literature's relevance to modern society. All events are free of charge and open to the public.

Image at right: Replica of the helmet from the Sutton Hoo ship-burial 1, England. Face-mask in British Museum. Photo by Flickr user IH used under CC 2.0. 

Flyer artwork is by Basil Price.

Robert Bjork
Department of English
Neeb Hall Room 105