Monday, July 21, 2008

OK, That Does It. I'm Taking a Sledgehammer to the Internet.

When I finally got computer access today to do a Miscellany, I despaired to see that I had about 4-5 dozen links to do.

Medieval lit should never make me despair. It should console me, a la Philosophy. So, I'm taking a sledgehammer to my reader, and marking everything as read, whether it be read or not.

Missed something? Well, hopefully Xoom will include it in the next Carnivalesque, which should be up in the next day or two.

As for the Wordhoard, regular blogging should return by this weekend. In the meantime, I've been thinking about blogging my Old English class this fall, and wondering if there's any way to do it that would allow all the folks out there who want to learn OE but can't go back to college to follow along.

Any advice?


  1. I don't know how to do it, but I'm there if you figure it out!


  2. so, instead of coming to class we can just read your blog? it can sort of be like an online class?
    :P just kidding.
    i am actually really concerned about your old english class, so i highly doubt you will ever not see me attending.

  3. I've wondered about how to do this myself, actually. I've "attended" classes via email: that is, there's a real time class, but then someone writes a summary of the class, and discussion ensues via email with the real time class members AND the virtual class members about the texts in question. That's actually worked quite well and you had all levels, from beginners to those who actually were the professors colleagues.

    Would a blogged class work something like that? Maybe. Or would it be rather that professor would post his lecture notes/points (and later since this is an OE class, texts and translations with grammatical notes) after class?
    This then allows others to read, and also gives students a textual reinforcement (and a sort of virtual extra text book) of the class, and gives opportunity for some feedback via the comments.

    I don't know. I'd think that a discussion board is probably a better way to go....but I'd like to see other comments.