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Playing with medieval visions, sounds, sensations

The theme for this year’s arts and humanities festival at King’s was announced as ‘Play’ way back in spring 2016. A few of us PhD students in the English department had known for a while that we wanted to put together an event to explore our academic interests which sit slightly outside of our main PhDs: namely, a wide range of work that can be called ‘contemporary medieval’ [1]. 780 more words

Old English


Ted is dead.

he stood alone among his peers

and preached 65 more words


Pitfalls of Unidirectional Translation

How are we understand a project whose primary objective is “to forge in common a memory, an imaginary, a common view of the world that surrounds us”? 361 more words


25th October - On This Day In History


1881 Pablo Picasso (artist)


1400 Geoffrey Chaucer (author – Canterbury Tales)

On This Day:

1415 Battle of Agincourt (English defeat the French, showing the effectiveness of the longbow against the armoured knight) 37 more words

Geoffrey Chaucer, Dream Visions (26th October 2016)

Next meeting: 26th October 2016 / Room 1.26 / 3-5pm

Alongside romance, dream visions formed one of the most popular genres of literary writing in the later Middle Ages. 405 more words


19/10/16 - To what Extent is the Wife of Bath appropriate for the Teller?

Unrelated – Sorry for the delay in any uploads recently, I’ll soon be uploading weekly on each short story from “This Side of Reality” – a book of Czech 20th century short stories and extracts. 1,042 more words


Translating Basic Word Lists

In her lucid exploration of language data collection in the field once known as “lexio-statistic glottochronology,” Judy Kaplan’s “From Lexiostatistics to Lexomics: Basic Vocabulary and the Study of Language Prehistory” traces the persistent hold “Basic Word Lists.” Though the data behind those word lists have gone from being recorded and shared on note cards to being stored and processed on the cloud, they have continued to be presented as the scientific basis for big data theories regarding the prehistory of language.  293 more words