CHANGING MINDS: NEW LIGHT ON OLD TEXTS
RETELLING THE EPIC OF GILGAMESH
ASHMOLEAN MUSEUM, OXFORD
NATIONAL POETRY DAY EVENT
4 OCTOBER, 2018
Ancient Near East Gallery.
Free event. All welcome.
I’m really excited to be talking about my six year doctoral research into the Epic of Gilgamesh for my new book, Gilgamesh Retold (Carcanet Press, October 2018) which won the 2016 Warden’s Award for Public Engagement at Goldsmiths. We’ll look at how new ways of interpreting old texts can help us to experience them afresh and open them up to new audiences. I’ll also read you some short extracts from Gilgamesh Retold and I look forward to discussing them with you.