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'Sea Monsters: Orlando Furioso and the Orc,' Rare Books in Conversation with Jeff Goodhind

How did people of the early modern period conceive of the ocean: a vast, unpredictable, dangerous, and hostile place? How is the sea transformed into an image of the monstrous, a force that must be confronted and battled?

Center Librarian, Jeff Goodhind, will showcase images and episodes from the Center's 1634 edition of Orlando Furioso and open onto a conversation about monstrous seas. In preparation for discussion, we invite participants to bring their favorite examples of sea monsters in fiction from the Renaissance to today.

This talk is free and open to the the public. Please register via Zoom here.