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The newish comic most likely to become successful? I get sidetracked by Chaucer

You can never tell who is going to succeed. Some extremely talented performers crash and burn. Some with minimal talent strike it lucky. (See vast swathes of BBC3.) 1,491 more words


by Candace Barrington

Chaucerians at the NCS Congress in Reykjavik, Iceland, were treated to a multi-media production of Ufuoma Overo-Tarimo’s The Miller’s Tale: Wahala Dey-O! …

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Rap Guide To Evolution

CHARLES Darwin and Dr Dre; evolution and Eazy-E; science and Snoop Dogg. Rap and the theory of evolution seem like the oddest of bedfellows from the outset, but according to Baba Brinkman – hip-hop artist, accomplished classical scholar, and the talent behind the smash-hit Rap Guide To Evolution – they are of the same world, separated only by time. 603 more words


Whale Not Watching

Cross-posted to ITM.

I’m in Iceland for the New Chaucer Society Conference. Today’s papers concluded with a whale watch, expressly framed by the excursion group… 385 more words


Don't You Know the Meaning of Propriety?

One does not often begin reading a poetic masterpiece with the thought, “somewhere in this book a man gets his ass branded after blowing a fart in another man’s face,” and if only we advertised this fact more to children perhaps it would do wonders for the problems with illiteracy. 2,466 more words

Stop-Motion Canterbury Tales

Bernice’s own Jason Fischedick is on a pilgrimage–and he needs your help.

Jason is making a film of Chaucer’s literary classic, Canterbury Tales, the very best way possible: as a stop-motion animation using his extensive action figure collection. 152 more words


Chaucer and Femininity.

For my very important A-Level English Literature final, I was privileged enough to study some of Chaucer’s work in depth. I say privileged because once you’ve been given that opportunity to study his literature, life as you know it will never be the same again (well at least for me.) At the first instance, it was an absolute nightmare to deal with. 2,053 more words