- In anticipation of Black Friday, Got Medieval offers a unique shopping experience for the medievalist on your gift list -- fine simian products and magnetized Historic Personals. Avoid the mad mall rush! (And tell my mom. Because she thinks I need more kitchen utensils. And really - I don't. Papa John's Pizza treats us just fine during the last month of the semester, thanks.)
- Royal charters, frontier settlements, and an "I told you so" are on tap at A Corner of Tenth Century Europe.
- In the Middle has a call for papers for Blackwell Compass's first-ever virtual humanities conference, "Breaking Down Barriers."
- News for Medievalists has a review of The Secret Life of Words: How English Became English.
- Mary Kate Hurley at Old English in New York wonders if we can think of Old English poetry "without loss."
- Viking Society Publications online, for free - including Dorothea Cokes Memorial Lectures, 110 years' worth of Saga-Book volumes, and facing-page translations of Gunnlaugs saga (ed. Quirk), Heiðreks saga (ed. Tolkien), Völsunga saga (ed. Finch), and Jómsvíkinga saga (ed. Blake). Courtesy Old Norse News.
- Chime in on your favorite Gawain manuscript at Per Omnia Saecula.
- Italian choral script illuminations are on display at the Met as of this week. Courtesy Medieval Material Culture.
- Slouching Towards Extimacy has questions about angels in Chretien de Troyes. Help her out, because all the pizza has gone to her brain, making it, er... greasy. Yeah.
- Lost in Transcription has Emo Poems: the Middle English version.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Morning Medieval Miscellany
... being a Medieval Miscellany in which I test Dr. Richard Scott Nokes' patience with my definitions of the terms "medieval" and "relevant." (My Christmas list is both medieval and relevant... really!)