Session Title

Screening of The 13th Warrior

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection; Medieval Institute, Western Michigan Univ.

Organizer Name

Jan M. Ziolkowski

Organizer Affiliation

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Museum

Presider Name

Elizabeth C. Teviotdale

Presider Affiliation

Western Michigan Univ.

Start Date

8-5-2020 7:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard Ballroom

Description

A screening of the 1999 film The 13th Warrior, based on Michael Crichten's novel Eaters of the Dead, itself a loose retelling of Beowulf combined with Ibn Fadlan's tenth-century account of encounters with Vikings on the upper reaches of the Volga River. A commercial flop, the film is of interest to medievalists for its intersection of Old English literature and Arabic history and its depiction of language acquisition.

Elizabeth C. Teviotdale

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May 8th, 7:30 PM

Screening of The 13th Warrior

Bernhard Ballroom

A screening of the 1999 film The 13th Warrior, based on Michael Crichten's novel Eaters of the Dead, itself a loose retelling of Beowulf combined with Ibn Fadlan's tenth-century account of encounters with Vikings on the upper reaches of the Volga River. A commercial flop, the film is of interest to medievalists for its intersection of Old English literature and Arabic history and its depiction of language acquisition.

Elizabeth C. Teviotdale