Judy Kendall will be giving a presentation to an online research seminar ‘Riddles in Conversation’ as part of the AHRC-funded project, ‘Group Identity and the Early Medieval Riddle Tradition’. Judy’s presentation is entitled, ‘Avant-garde Translation Techniques’.
As the organisers describe: ‘the Exeter Book riddles are often enlisted to illustrate what we think we know about early medieval culture, but the truth is that they are better at asking questions than giving answers. In this seminar series, therefore, we put the Exeter Book riddles in conversation with different kinds of knowing. Exploring in turn poetic translation, visual art, ornithology, and woodcraft, these four conversations will bring new insights to our understanding of early medieval culture.’
Find further details about the series here.