Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Morning Medieval Miscellany

I've been teaching Keats of late, filling in for a modernist colleague. Yesterday I taught "Ode on a Grecian Urn," and desperately wanted to joke that Keats had written a sequel, "Ode on a Franks Casket," but I figured no one would get it but me.

You guys would have gotten it, though, right? Here are a few other things you'll likely get:
  • Lots of medievalists are talking about the 14th Berkshire Conference on the History of Women, so I'm guessing we'll be well-represented there.
  • The Heroic Age has a CfP for the 5th annual Australian Early Medieval Association Conference.
  • Heroic Dreams has posts on DIY mead and catapults. Warning: Do no operate catapults under the influence of mead. In legal terms, this is known as a CUI, or "Catapulting Under the Influence."
  • News for Medievalists has several new posts.
  • Jeff Sypeck reviews Lloyd Alexander's The Rope Trick.
  • Julie K. Rose has a post on primroses.
  • Scribal Terror has a nice little post on jousting, that also contains video from a tournament in Slovakia in 2007. I'll join in the fun by embedding a different tournament video below.

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