Wednesday, September 04, 2013

The Ending of Shakespeare's King Lear

In the latest Professor Awesome, PhD video, I explain about how the history of the legendary medieval King Leir affected the way Shakespeare's audiences experienced the ending of his play, King Lear.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Dragon*Con 2013 Free E-Book Give-Away!

Planning to attend Dragon*Con? Here's how to get a free copy of "Alfgar's Stories from Beowulf" (available in Kindle or Nook), or "Old English and Samwise Gamgee's Genealogy" in Kindle or Nook.

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Professor Awesome Presents "The Wanderer"

In my alter-ego as Professor Awesome, I talk about Wyrd (fate), Boethius, and Lord of the Rings in "The Wanderer."

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.