Pop Medieval Ep 34: He’s Green with Envy and Murder

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Pop Medieval Ep 34: He's Green with Envy and Murder

Welcome back to Pop Medieval! We’re kicking off season 3 with a classic: the poem “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight” in anticipation of the new film, “The Green Knight.”

Topics of discussion: Morality, games, irony, Gawain’s shield, and how this poem leads to fist fights at medieval conferences.


“Sir Gawain” translation by Tolkien: (https://www.amazon.com/Gawain-Green-Knight-Pearl-Orfeo/dp/0345277600)

“Sir Gawain” translation by Simon Armitage: https://www.amazon.com/Gawain-Green-Knight-Verse-Translation/dp/0393334155

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