Saturday, March 31, 2012

Witan Internship Available

Witan Publishing is now seeking a qualified intern for opportunities in e-publishing medieval scholarship. Some graduate education in medieval scholarship strongly preferred. Initial duties may include some copywriting, editing, and client relations. Applicants should send a cover letter and CV to, with the subject heading "Internship Application."

Monday, March 26, 2012

Lego Battle of Maldon

Here's a Lego Battle of Maldon. I'd have preferred Old English narration and Modern English titles, but hey, this is a really good version.

Thanks to Elizabeth Carnell for pointing this out over at the MyFace/SpaceBook.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen Battle the Forces of Mordor

I have long feared that a certain unnamed pizza place famous among medievalists (one that I frequent in early May of every year *hint*hint*) would lose its identity to a copyright lawsuit, and this appears to be what almost happened to a pub called "The Hobbit."

Fortunately, Stephen Fry and Ian McKellen (the latter playing Gandolf in the LotR films and the upcoming film adaptations of The Hobbit) have agreed to pay the copyright license fee so the pub can keep its name.

Monday, March 05, 2012

Intensive Old English Online

I've been asked many times if I'll ever teach an online Old English course, and the answer I always have to give is "Dunno. I'm not in charge of the schedule."

But here's your chance! The Swain is teaching one this summer. Here are the details:

English 3390/5390: Intensive Old English
Summer 2012
Dr. Larry J. Swain
Bemidji State University

Textbooks: Reading Old English: An Introduction
by Robert Hasenfratz and Thomas Jambeck
A History of Old English Literature by Michael Alexander
The Anglo-Saxons James Campbell