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April 11, 1980

A specialist on Viking literature, Gwyn Jones, professor at the University College of South Wales, lectured on “Here Be Dragons: Some Thoughts on Heroic Poetry” in Taylor Hall as part of the “Medieval Weekend in Honor of Julia H. McGrew.” During his talk Jones remarked, “Inside every Swede and Norwegian, there is a Viking trying to get out.”

As part of the weekend honoring Professor McGrew, a medievalist and specialist in Icelandic literature, Professor of German Ingeborg Glier from Yale spoke about her research and Mary Ellen Hubbard ’72 read a paper on the Anglo-Saxon epic Beowulf at a round-table discussion. Professor Glier spoke at Vassar in 1973 on “Courtly Love Reconsidered.”

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