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Darian's White Heart Poem

I forgot that there was one last post about Ice Dragon to make! Better late than never, right?

My fiance, THL Darian, entered his first ever A&S competition at The Tournament of the White Hart in early March, then took his entry, a poem, to the Ice Dragon Pent a month later. 702 more words

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The First 18 Lines of the General Prologue to the Canterbury Tales

The optional prompt for the last day of NaPoWriMo is to translate a poem from another language, so here is my translation of the first 18 lines of the General Prologue of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.  159 more words

Chaucer said . . .

Geoffrey Chaucer lived 1343 – 1400.

Reading his English can be a challenge.

But this Harvard site can help.

Take a look at the Knight’s Tale… 21 more words


Last Friday, we looked a bit at Paul Strohm’s fascinating new presentation of Chaucer. Now let’s dive a little more into his take on the relational nature of literature:

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CLAMS Colloquium 2016: Registration open now!

Centre for Late Antique and Medieval Studies Annual Colloquium:
The Senses in the Pre-Modern World

Organised by CLAMS teachers and postgraduates, this one-day event will explore sensory understanding and sensory experience in the pre-modern world from an interdisciplinary perspective. 42 more words


5 Poetic Failures Part 1

What is a poet? There are the laureates recognized by the crown. The few who gather a community or a following around them. Or at least those who have been published. 1,409 more words


Understanding the Framework of The Canterbury Tales

In the general prologue of The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, Chaucer the author, rather than the narrator, provides a framework in order to contextualize the pilgrim’s tales. 2,245 more words

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