Friday, November 09, 2007


This weekend is the Medieval and Early Modern English Studies Association of Korea (MEMESAK) Conference, and I'm missing it. I used to go almost every year as a grad student, but the travel money flows less freely now.

Most medieval scholars have never even heard of MEMESAK, and that's a pity. Korea has some really fine scholars, and the annual MEMESAK conference is rapidly become the center of medieval studies in Asia. I've made an effort to support scholarly exchange between Asian and Western medievalists, mostly through attending that conference, publishing in their journal, and specially inviting them to submit papers for things I have edited. So, medieval scholars, take a look at the work the Asian medievalists are doing ... there's a lot of good stuff there.

Here's an image from last year's Conference. I'm the incredibly sexy bald gentleman on the left with his back to you. It's no wonder someone posted a picture of me from behind!


  1. Yeah, I hadn't noticed how great you look from behind . . . compared to from in front.

    Uh . . . anyway, that's me -- or part of me -- looking back at you, deep in conversation.

    You missed a great translation of Beowulf, by the way...

    Jeffery Hodges

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  2. hahaha well done !! I'm proud of being bald too. you're welcome if you want to come to the annual festival of bald proud !