Odin asked, “Can you Read the Runes?” How to Read the Runic Letters in Part I of Beowulf

deadline for submissions: 
June 30, 2024
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
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Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association (RMMLA) 77th Annual Convention

October 10-12 (Thur.-Sat.) at the Westgate Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada

Join us in Las Vegas this October, where we will defy the odds and time, and you can learn how to read some of the 418 (and counting) letter runes found in the first third of Beowulf.

This groundbreaking, ninety-minute session is the first of its kind in teaching how one can detect and decipher between two alphabets that use the same letters, with one being just a letter and the other being a letter that represents a word. Unlike Odin, you will not have to give up an eye.

All attendees will receive a letter rune chart.

Contact Jim Buckingham, Old English Session Chair, at wibuck50@gmail.com by June 30, 2024 to express your interest in attending.

Limit per Session is 100 attendees.