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To celebrate Vikings Live, we have replaced our Roman alphabet with the runic alphabet used by the Vikings, the Scandinavian ‘Younger Futhark’. The ‘Younger Futhark’ has only 16 letters, so we have used some of the runic letters more than once or combined two runes for one Roman letter.

For an excellent introduction to runes, we recommend Martin Findell’s book published by British Museum Press.

More information about how we have ‘runified’ this site

 

Lecture
Stammering, stops, silence: on the method and uses of untranslation

Friday 27 September,
19.00–20.15
BP Lecture Theatre

This event is fully booked

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Poet and classicist Anne Carson, University of Michigan, gives the Poetry Society Annual Lecture, offering an illustrated exploration of the untranslatable.

With examples from Homer, Joan of Arc, Francis Bacon, Hölderlin, Rembrandt, Paul Celan and Ibykos.

Also referencing her own poetry, Carson discusses gaps between languages, the airy haunted space where ancient and modern come together, and words that go silent in transit.

Carson has translated writers including Sappho, Euripides and Sophocles. She won the T S Eliot Prize with her poetry collection The Beauty of the Husband and her latest book is Red Doc.

This event is sold out but The Poetry Society are operating a reserve list in case of any returns.

If you would like to be added to the reserve list please call Robyn Donaldson on 0207 420 9886 or email to marketing@poetrysociety.org.uk


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