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Gilgamesh Retold

  1. Date:
    21 March 2019
    Venue:
    Barbican Library
    Location:
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    Time:
    12:30 - 13:30
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:

    ​Jenny Lewis' Gilgamesh Retold (Carcanet Press 2018) relocates Gilgamesh to its earlier, oral roots in a Sumerian society where men and women were more equal, the reigning deity of Gilgamesh's city, Uruk, was female (Inanna), only women were allowed to brew beer and keep taverns and women had their own language - emesal. This shift of emphasis captures the powerful allure of the world's oldest poem and gives it a fresh, more human dynamic.

    In celebration of World Poetry Day Jenny will present extracts from the book, talk about her award-winning doctoral research into the Epic of Gilgamesh at Goldsmiths, and show how new ways of interpreting old texts can help us to experience them afresh and open them up to new audiences.

    Tags
    Education
    History
    Poetry
    Talks
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