Monthly Archives: September 2011

Telling Medieval Stories

“I must work fast, faster than Scheherazade, if I am to end up meaning – yes, meaning – something. I admit it: above all things, I fear absurdity.” (Salman Rushdie, Midnight’s Children) It might seem somewhat incongruous to begin a … Continue reading

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The Beowulf Debate Response: Reassessing Beowulf’s Humanity

In a previous post in this series, Ryan presented a view of Beowulf as profoundly human hero, situated in a world shifting from a pagan to a christian paradigm. This is my response. I completely agree with Ryan’s characterization of … Continue reading

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PostMedieval Crowd Review

The folks over at PostMedieval are trying an experiment in “crowd review”. Instead of sending the submitted articles of the next issue to academics in a closed, double-blind process, they’ve posted them on a blog for anyone to respond to. … Continue reading

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One of the major problems I am working through in my thesis is access: to information, services, and expertise. In a previous post, I mentioned the fact that in the 12th and 13th centuries, access to physicians was actually pretty … Continue reading

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