How Did English Become English? (Part 1 of 4)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Athens Public Library
Raymond C. Cook Meeting Room

Event Details

The English language has a most unusual story and has changed radically over the centuries. This series will take us through its fascinating history.

From the language of Beowulf to the language of Chaucer, and from the language of Shakespeare to the language of Austen... to the language of today.

This will be an epic journey of surprises about what we take for granted in the words we speak. You'll never think of English in the same way again!

Our presenter and discussion leader: Dr. Marsha Dutton, a scholar of the English language and its literature. Sponsored by the Friends of the Athens Public Library. Registration required.

(Photo Credit: Fr. Lawrence Morey, OCSO, of Gethsemani Abbey)


Event Type(s): History, Culture & Genealogy
Age Group(s): Adults