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Slaying Monsters: How Our Notions of Heroes Have Changed - Beowulf

Above: Grendel

“He seized one sleeping man, ‘biting the bone-joints, drinking blood from veins, great gobbets gorging down. Quickly he took all of that lifeless thing to be his food, even feet and hands.'” 210 more words

Literature

That came to pass, this also may!

As I continue to finalize my reading lists, I want to make sure I regularly read from all my lists, in order to form connections and keep my ideas flowing over the course of my exam process. 1,458 more words

Poetry

KEVIN KIELY AGAINST THE SEAMUS HEANEY CULT

 [ On Aug 18th Ireland's Village magazine  issued an article critical of Seamus Heaney. As I've been unable to post a comment to Village - something looks to be wrong at the site, presumably the cause no one has written a reply to what elsewhere is being tweeted about - I shall put my response on record here]. 715 more words

CELEBRATE SEAMUS HEANEY ‘ON HOME GROUND’ : 11 - 14 September

A festival named and supported by the late writer, Seamus Heaney from Castledawson will poignantly celebrate the life and times of the great poet just one year after his death.  796 more words

Events

England: Bluebells, Kebab Shops and Immigration

‘I am the tall kingdom over your shoulder
That you would neither cajole nor ignore.
Conquest is a lie. I grow older
Conceding your half-independant shore… 758 more words
Global Issues & Culture

Writers Laughing: Seamus Heaney

Still working up the next Object. In the meantime, let’s enjoy a bit of mirth with the great Seamus Heaney, caught here in the act of extreme laughing: 65 more words

Authors

Billy Collins, It's Game On!

Saturday night was special for me as I went to a poetry reading by arguably America’s best known and most well-loved contemporary poet at the Kilkenny Arts Festival. 522 more words

Ireland