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Beowulf In The Mead Hall

Beowulf In The Mead Hall

Join Durham County Library on the longest night of the year for a special celebration of literature, music, and the Winter Solstice at Moon Dog Meadery. This unique event will feature a lecture by UNC Chapel Hill professor Dr. H.M. Cushman on the legendary Old English poem Beowulf, followed by a musical performance by local black metal band Mo'ynoq and other solstice activities. This event is free and open to all, mead will be available for sale and library cards will be available for free. 

Beowulf In The Mead Hall will be hosted in Moon Dog Meadery at 1104 Broad Street, in the basement. 

 

H. M. Cushman is an Assistant Professor of English and Comparative Literature at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He teaches courses on the early history of English literature, on the history of European and American drama, and on medieval literature. He is currently working on a book about late Middle English drama and cultures of knowledge production. His articles, reviews, and other work have appeared in or are forthcoming in the Journal of Medieval and Early Modern StudiesExemplariaPost45 ContemporariesStudies in the Age of Chaucer, and The Literary Encyclopedia.

Mo'ynoq is a Black Metal band from North Carolina that brandishes feral riffs and a uniquely humid atmosphere. Influenced by the likes of Immortal, Ash Borer, and Wolves in the Throne Room, Mo'ynoq has lured countless audiences across the United States into their pummeling sonic labyrinth, spinning dire narratives from which listeners struggle to escape.

Date:
Wednesday, December 21, 2022
Time:
7:00pm - 8:30pm
Time Zone:
Eastern Time - US & Canada (change)
Location:
Offsite
Audience:
  Adult     Emerging Adult: 18-24 Year Olds     Intergenerational  
Categories:
  Author Visit     Humanities     Music  

Beowulf In The Mead Hall will be hosted in Moon Dog Meadery at 1104 Broad Street, in the basement. 

Event Organizer

Larkin Coffey