Foundations of English

Location

Stillwater County Library
27 4th St, Columbus, MT 59019

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Columbus
59019

Date

Sep 17 2022

Time

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Labels

In-Person

Foundations of English

This dramatic, interactive, and sometimes comic presentation traces the progression of the English language from Old English, or Anglo-Saxon, through Middle English, up to Elizabethan English in original pronunciation. From William Langland to William Shakespeare, from the Beowulf poet to Geoffrey Chaucer, from the Canterbury Tales to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the story of English comes alive through its poems, riddles, comedies, and tragedies. From the ribald to the elegiac, from supernatural villains to star-crossed lovers, Kamowski and Caserio demonstrate that what is old is new. That the myths and archetypes found in our early literature have their modern counterparts in video games, books, and movies and that the evolution of the English language is a continual story of delight and discovery.

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