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Melusine's Footprint: Reflections on the Publication of a First Book

I am very pleased (okay, okay, wildly jumping up and down and screaming in joy like a child) to announce the publication of… 1,034 more words

Research And Scholarship

Preliminary Survey for an exciting new initiative: "Teaching Celtic Literature in the Generalist Classroom!"

Hello, all!

I am very excited to announce that Dr. Matthieu Boyd (Fairleigh Dickinson University) and I are embarking upon a new collaborative project on “Teaching Celtic Literature in the General Education Classroom.” 262 more words


Medieval Siege Warfare by Christopher Gravett

I was never one who enjoyed books on warfare. Outside of youth, I found the spectacle of slaughter amusing only for mere historical annotation—a human phenomenon promulgated by unjust economic systems of exploitation. 671 more words

Undergraduate Posts

The Anglo-Saxon Age: A Very Short Introduction (A Review)

What I love about Oxford’s Very Short Introduction series is that, aside from offering a brief glance into hundreds of topics, the quick ‘in and out’ nature of the books, and the miniature formatting of each title, enable an engagement with a topic which lasts long enough for it to impart vital facts, but short enough where the reader is not overwhelmed. 426 more words

Undergraduate Posts

Progress ... doesn't always look like progress (a post [mostly] on research and publication)

I imagine that everyone who reads this blog has at least a passing familiarity with academia–perhaps you are a student, or the parent of a student, in college or graduate school, or a fellow professor or other member of the university world. 1,935 more words


Evans Response (Milton Journal)

The final ten lines of “Lycidas” speak of two events: (1) of a disaster—natural or otherwise—which befalls a rustic hermit, and (2) the shift in the speaker’s voice from first to third person; this is done while the Pastoral elegy (canzone) shifts to Romantic Epic (ottava rima). 394 more words


A Student's Guide to Chaucer's Middle English (Review)

Language learning is difficult, no bones about it; you have to memorize essentially to memorize some more and between all of this effort you may say to yourself ‘what is the point?’ I have felt this pain personally and so can sympathize deeply with anyone who has ever been on the verge of giving up on learning another language or just could not take it and did dump their dreams of learning out the window. 1,463 more words

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