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Sat 03 Aug 2024

Talk by Sarah Peverley ‘Sir Gawain and the Green Knight’

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Approx running time

90 minutes


Williamson Art Gallery

Ticket Price

Standard - FREE

Part of Into The Wyld at Williamson Art Gallery

This event is part of Weavers, a programme of performances, talks, workshops and readings curated by Dr Silvia Battista as part of Into The Wyld at Williamson Art Gallery. The Weavers program is supported by Liverpool Hope University.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A Medieval Treasure

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight has captured the hearts and imaginations of its audience since the fourteenth century. Whether read or heard, the poem is bursting with beautiful language, a thrilling plot, and memorable characters. This talk takes a walk through the poem’s history and textual brilliance, touching on its composition, the unique manuscript it survives in, and the real and imaginary landscapes that Sir Gawain passes through. Join Professor Sarah Peverley for some quality time with one of the most famous pieces of literature produced in medieval England.

Sarah Peverley is an academic, writer and broadcaster. She is Professor of English at the University of Liverpool, where her research focuses on medieval culture, early books, and the history of mermaids in literature, art and world mythologies. As an expert on the Middle Ages, especially Arthurian Literature, The Wars of the Roses, and mythical creatures, Sarah regularly contributes to television and radio broadcasts and writes for the press. She is one of BBC Radio 3’s New Generation Thinkers, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and Vice-President of the Medieval Chronicle Society. Her happiest moments are spent at the beach, in the water (pretending to be a mermaid), up a mountain, at ruinous castles, or stargazing with her family.

Dates & Times

Sat 03 Aug 2024

Williamson Art Gallery

Slatey Road
CH43 4UE

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