- Language Log has a discussion of "left dislocation" in Old and Modern English. Until reading this, I had no idea this construction was called "left dislocation." Thanks to Kristine Hunt for the link!
- Jonathan Jarrett has Feudal Transformations VIII. Listen, Jonathan, at eight posts, this is not a series, it's a regular feature!
- Here are monkeys and medieval time travel. I vow not to end this sentence with an exclamation, as I have with the last three entries in a row, even though it contains monkeys.
- Believe it or not, this is the second time poo-flinging has come up in an academic context for me today.
- The Heroic Age has its usual collection of CfPs and announcements. If you're a medieval scholar, you really need to pop on over there once a week or so whether I send you or not.
- A film company needs an expert in the use of scimitars. Surely one of you wordhoarders knows someone.
- University of California, Riverside will host "Medievalism, Colonialism, Nationalism: A Symposium" on November 7th & 8th. Um, UC Riverside, can I get some kind of conjunction in that title?
- JJ Cohen has the CFP for "Meeting in the Middle: Probing the Margins of the Medieval World." Cool poster, by the way.
- Nic D'Allesio reviews Ovid's Art and the Wife of Bath, a mostly positive review.
- Tolkien Studies V is out.
- Mearcstapa has the abstracts for their Leeds session. This is something I'd like to see become a trend: placing abstracts for sessions (or whole conferences) online. I can't tell you how many times I've looked at a conference program and been unable to tell from a cutesy title whether a paper was about what I was looking for. Thanks, Asa Mittman.
- Speaking of which, over at Slouching Towards Extimacy we have an abstract on the untydras of Beowulf.
- More manuscripts go online, and I become happier.
- Old Norse News has a report from Aarhus Summer School.
- The Weird Medieval Animal of the Week is the viper.
- Shana Worthen has the details on the book technology sessions at K'zoo and Leeds.
- Senchus has a post on good-looking Scottish heads and unsqueamish women.
- Here are two of the Today in Medieval History entries for Sept 22 and 24th.
- The Medieval Historical Fiction Novel of the Week is Joan Wolf's The Edge of Light.
- Kate Laity will be appearing all over Albacon.
- Michael Drout discusses Tolkien in the Wall Street Journal.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
Ah, mornings, with all their miscellaneous medievaliciousness!