The Cornish Society welcomed Dr McGregor from Rhodes University - St Andrew's College

The Cornish Society welcomed Dr McGregor from Rhodes University

Ballroom Dancing Workshop
September 3, 2022
Balloon Week 30 Sept – 4 Oct 2022
September 3, 2022
Ballroom Dancing Workshop
September 3, 2022
Balloon Week 30 Sept – 4 Oct 2022
September 3, 2022

The Cornish Society welcomed Dr McGregor from Rhodes University

At over 36 000 lines, Edmund Spenser’s incomplete ‘The Faire Queene’ is the longest epic poem in the English language. Cornish Society members have bravely decided to read the first of seven books. On Sunday, we were joined by Dr Jamie McGregor from Rhodes University who explained why the experiences this poem explores still ring true to contemporary readers. Each member has read aloud several of the intricate Spenserian stanzas, which were known for their use of archaisms even in the 16th Century.