Cardiff BookTalk: Year of Legends (The Mabinogion)

03/05/2017, 18:30 - 21:00


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 three expert speakers to explore the fourth branch of the Mabinogiand 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;
  • Dr Juliette Wood (School of Welsh, Cardiff University) will focus on the fourth branch of the Mabinogi and on its 20th and 21st re-imaginings;
  • Dr Jessica George (School of English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University) will discuss Saunders Lewis, politician and scholar of the text.

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 the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences, Maindy Road, Cardiff CF24 4HQ.

All welcome! Book your free tickets via Eventbrite.

Find out more about the event by visiting the Cardiff BookTalk website.

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Optometry Building
Maindy Road
CF24 4LU

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