Wednesday, March 29, 2006

I forbid my wife to be a medievalist!

Given the unintended side effects of attending the annual International Medieval Congress at Kalamazoo, I forbid my wife to become a medievalist!

Oh, yes, and congratulations to Elisabeth Carnell on the coming bearn.


  1. Oh, dear. OK. ::deep breath:: When two grown-up people love each other very much, sometimes the lady finds that she has to give a paper at a conference. And, although the two grown-up people may not have prepared for this paper just now, they often recognize that the invitation to the conference is a manifestation of their a) love, b) alcoholism, c)inability to read simple instructions or even d) all of the above. Don't be scared.

  2. Speaking of Medievalists ... do you have any advice on what I should do if Korean law 'requires' Korea University to let me go at this end of this third contract year?

    Not that I'm really a Medievalist.

    Jeffery Hodges

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  3. All things in Korea are politically negotiable if you've got the right patron -- preferrably an in-law, in your case.

    If you don't have the political contacts necessary, someone else may be using their connects to get your job for themselves. In that case, I'd suggest dusting off the CV.

    I would refer you to my lawyer in Korea, but alas, he seems to have abandoned law for celebrity.

  4. Anonymous9:57 PM


    Thank you!