BBC four „In our time“: Piers Plowman

Logo BBC bei Wikimedia Commons„Melvyn Bragg and guests dis­cuss William Langland’s poem, writ­ten around 1370, about a man called Will who fell asleep on the Malvern Hills and dreamed of Piers the Plow­man. This was a time between the Black Death and The Peas­ants’ Revolt, when Chris­tians want­ed to save their souls but doubt­ed how best to do it – and had to live with that uncer­tain­ty. Some call this the great­est medieval poem in Eng­lish, one offer­ing ques­tions not answers, and it can be as unset­tling now as it was then.
With Lau­ra Ashe (Pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish Lit­er­a­ture at Worces­ter Col­lege, Uni­ver­si­ty of Oxford), Lawrence Warn­er (Pro­fes­sor of Medieval Eng­lish at King’s Col­lege Lon­don) and Alas­tair Ben­nett (Lec­tur­er in Medieval Lit­er­a­ture at Roy­al Hol­loway, Uni­ver­si­ty of Lon­don).“

Sie kön­nen die Sendung, die am 29.10.2020 in der Rei­he „In our time“ lief, über die Seite der BBC nach­hören oder als Audio­datei herun­ter­laden.

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