Media-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast
Media-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast
Media-eval: A Medieval Pop Culture Podcast
The Mere Wife and Beowulf: A New Translation by Maria Dahvana Headley
2 hour 10 minutes Posted Feb 20, 2021 at 3:48 pm.
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Sarah is once again joined by her mom, Dr. Beth Greenfeld, to talk about medievalism, modernized adaptations, and translations in Maria Dahvana Headley's 2018 novel The Mere Wife - a modern adaptation of Beowulf centering Grendel's mother - and her 2020 translation of Beowulf. Join us as we delve into these texts and to the question of monsters and why they matter.
CW for discussions of PTSD, disordered eating, suicide, and toxic masculinity