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Gilgamesh Today

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The Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh is an early masterpiece in world literature. Over the last decades, the more than three thousand year old epic has fascinated artists and scholars the world over.
Today, the fame of the Epic of Gilgamesh is growing steadily, and it is increasingly becoming a part of university curricula, but until recently the epic remained largely ignored outside scholarly circles.
Besides my PhD project, I am engaged in a series of research and outreach projects that aim to bring Gilgamesh to wider recognition beyond the confines of Assyriology, both in Denmark and abroad.
These aims are centred on two main projects.
The first is a free translation of the Epic of Gilgamesh into Danish in cooperation with the Danish poet Morten Søndergaard, which we expect to complete in 2019.
The second is a brief academic introduction to the field of Gilgamesh-studies for students of Comparative Literature.
Effective start/end date01/02/2016 → …



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