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Norse and Viking Seminar with Creative Writing: Translating Skaldic Verse

Date(s)
Wednesday 8th February 2012 (16:00-18:00)
Contact
For further information, contact csva@nottingham.ac.uk
Registration URL
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/~aezweb/intranet/rsvp.html
Description

 

Ian Crockatt (University of Aberdeen) will give a talk entitled 'The Alchemical Moment - transformation in the translation of 12th Century Old Norse Skaldic Poetry'. The talk will focus on the processes involved in making 21st century English language equivalents of Rognvaldr Kali Kolsson's verse.

Ian is a published poet and his 2009 chapbook Skald (Koo Press) gives a taste of his lively approach to this complex genre. This special Norse and Viking Seminar is organised in cooperation with the Creative Writing programme at Nottingham.

The seminar is free of charge and open to all, but we would appreciate it if you could RSVP on the School of English Studies RSVP Form.

Centre for the Study of the Viking Age

Trent Building
The University of Nottingham
University Park

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5900
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 5924
email: csva@nottingham.ac.uk