- Bourgeois Nerd points out that an inscribed first edition of The Hobbit went at auction for 60 thousand pounds. I'm hoping it was someone buying it for my birthday.
- Speaking of Inklings, Gypsy Scholar has a post about Edith Nesbit's influence on CS Lewis.
- Carl Pyrdum makes an excuse to quote the Camelot Samba part of the 1949 musical version of Connecticut Yankee.
- Heavenfield reminds us of the Voyage of St. Brendan, and also has a link to the Yeavering Anglo-Saxon Royal Palace Reconstruction. By the way, if anyone is curious as to how the Angelcynn Heall construction in Laramie, Wyoming is going, the last update to the website was in September, but it was looking pretty good at that time.
- Over at In the Middle, basking in the afterglow of a successful Carnivalesque, they have a series of announcements, and Karl Steel struggles with the Arthurian opening of The Wife of Bath's Tale.
- The blogger Highly Eccentric starts a new blog, The Naked Philologist. No, it doesn't appear to be another version of Hot for Words.
- Moyen Age has a couple of posts about the connection between Lent and Spring.
- I've long thought about writing a paper about race and World of Warcraft, but have been too busy with other stuff ... and now Rhiannon Don has beat me to it. I gots to get me a copy of that paper!
- Jeff Sypeck recommends a short list of medieval bloggers, but yours truly is on it, so the company can't be all THAT illustrious. Also, Sypeck was recently interviewed by Scott Farrell of Chivalry today, and the podcast is available here (or on iTunes if you're a subscriber like me).
- Scribal Terror reminds us that today is the Harrowing of Hell, one of my favorite subjects of art, because you get to see Jesus kicking demonic butt. Awesome.
- The Heroic Age announces the publication of Signs on the Edge: Space, Text and Margin in Medieval Manuscripts, and also has a couple of CFPs.
- Over at The Ruminate, the Swain tells us of an opportunity for intensive Latin and Greek in Philly this summer.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
I suspended the Miscellany while Carnivalesque was underway, but now back to work! I haven't decided what I'm blogging for Easter yet. I wanted to do something special about Bede, the Ecclesiatical History of the English Nation, and the Irish Church's dating of Easter (since Easter and St. Patrick's Day fell so close this year), but I haven't had time to work something up.