The idea here is to have all those things that I had no time to post much about, or just had nothing to add. Though today it's a little late, I'll generally try to post it early in the day, so it can be your first stop that takes you to most of the places you want to be. It'll be semi-regular; if there are only one or two links, I'll hold off a few days until more build up. My hope is that this will free up some of my linking duties, giving me more time to write more original content without cutting into my usual scholarly writing/editing activities.
Think of it as your morning mini-Carnivalesque.
- Jonathon Jarret has a review of the Zemeckis Beowulf movie.
- Heavenfield's Person of the Week is Marie de France. If you're interested in reading some of her lais, Judith Shoaf has some online translations. For the newbie, I'd recommend starting with "Bisclavret" or "Yonec," though "Lanval" and "Laustic" are also popular. By definition, lais are short, so they aren't too taxing to read on a computer screen.
- Christopher Roman has his first post over at Modern Medieval: A discussion of the Pearl poet and Evan Almighty. Let's welcome him to the community by all going and giving it a read, or even a comment if you've got something to add.
- Navit has a post on Weland the Smith ... including a partially-annotated bibliography with comments on much of the important scholarship on Weland. If you want to do a paper on Weland the Smith in some literary work, Navit has already done half your work for you.
- The Weird Medieval Animal today is the manticore ... one of the few such animals I could have named in middle school (from playing too much D&D, probably).
- If you've ever wondered what it would be like to take a class from Michael Drout, read this post. As for the statement, "We in medieval studies often make a fuss about how intellectually studly we are," doesn't go without saying?