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Cardiff BookTalk: Year of Legends (The Mabinogion)
Wed 3 May 2017, 18:30 – 21:00 BST
In 2017, the Welsh Government, Visit Wales and Literature Wales are celebrating the places and the texts that make up the unique and bilingual literary heritage of Wales with a series of Year of Legends events and activities.
BookTalk will be joining them for its next event as it hosts four expert speakers to explore the fourth branch of the Mabinogi and later imaginings and re-imaginings of it:
- Dr Rob Gossedge (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University) will look at the history of The Mabinogion and its first modern editor, Lady Charlotte Guest;
- Prof. Sioned Davies (School of Welsh, Cardiff University) will draw upon her own work in preparing a major recent scholarly edition of The Mabinogion (2007);
- Dr Juliette Wood (School of Welsh, Cardiff University) will focus on the trickery motif as it plays out in the fourth branch;
- Dr Jessica George (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University) will discuss 20th- and 21st-century re-imaginings of the fourth branch.
The speakers will present short talks and there will be plenty of opportunity for audience questions and discussion. To make the most of the session, you may like to read or re-read The Mabinogion, focussing in particular on the fourth branch of the Mabinogi.
As usual, the main event will be preceded by a reception with tea, coffee and biscuits at 6.30pm in Cardiff University’s School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road, Cardiff CF24 4HQ.
All welcome! Book your free tickets via Eventbrite by registering using the link above.