The Tale of Sinuhe: Biography and Poetry in Middle Kingdom Literature is the subject of this week’s lecture by Dr. Roland Enmarch for the Manchester Research Seminar (Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Egyptology- University of Manchester).
The Tale of Sinuhe: Biography and Poetry in Middle Kingdom Literature
The Tale of Sinuhe, one of the best-known works of Egyptian literature, was popular with ancient readers for over 750 years. The adventures of its eponymous hero constitute a profound meditation on human nature and what it meant to be an Egyptian. The lecture examines how the Tale relates to other Middle Kingdom texts in order to interpret the story’s meaning.
About the speaker
Roland Enmarch holds the position of Senior Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. He graduated from Oxford with a BA in Oriental Studies (Ancient Egyptian with Akkadian), and a DPhil specializing in Middle Egyptian pessimistic poetry, arriving at Liverpool University in 2004. As well as continuing to work on literary laments, he also studies quarrying and expeditionary inscriptions, particularly those from the alabaster quarries at Hatnub.
How to join
The lecture will take place via Zoom. To receive the link please contact Thomas Phillips via email.