Fantasy-writer Maria Dahvana Headley, who gives Beowulf a contemporary, cool, punk, and most especially feminist spin, redressing a tradition of translation with a 19th & 20th century masculine bias that has arguably distorted the intentions of the original Old English in its portrayal of female characters. Headley’s is a translation for the 21st century--join us to read and discuss this exciting new interpretation as it truly comes alive for us today!

Dr. Marsha Dutton, a scholar of Medieval English Literature, will be our discussion leader.


  • Starting Thursday, April 1st, 2021, repeated every week on Thursday until Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm