Notes: on medieval poetic community and marvellous / uncanny strangeness

Oez merveilluse aventure
Cum genz sunt d’estrange nature

(Thomas, “Le Mariage de Tristan” ll. 234-35)
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An introduction to the subjunctive in French

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Vive le subjonctif ! Qu’il renaisse et s’infiltre dans toutes les langues, ainsi que tout ce qu’il représente. Que le « que » soit la clé.

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Otium

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#WednesdayWisdom #thinking #dreaming #knowledgemaking #slowscholarship #otium

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Annual #hugamedievalist post (2): #hugamedievalistday 2018 & some highlights from ancient history

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Annual #hugamedievalist post: 2016, 2017 updates, & refreshed for 2018 renaissance with some past history from 2011

Hug a Medievalist.

Because #medievaltwitter is amongst the finest public scholarship, breaking barriers of academia, bringing “outsiders” in.

Because Medievalists are able to go beyond the weaker—impoverished and impoverishing—recent idea of out-reach, back to its roots and underlying essential qualities, where they can perform alchemical philological magic to reveal a potent quintessence and share that openly and freely and equitably with the world for the greater and limitless enrichment of all. Why would you “perform outreach” when you could in-embrace-one-other instead, in brotherly or sisterly love: ou/où on s’entrembrasse?

Because French (especially Old French) does it better.

Because Medievalists hug better. And we share better. Including hugs. Come join our happy virtuous cycle.


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More on medieval, medievalist, #medievaltwitter #MLA2019 calls for papers: some deadlines have passed, some loom this week!

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Célébrons & celebrate #WomensDay #JournéeDeLaFemme #InternationalWomensDay #JournéeDesDroitsDesFemmes #WomensHistoryMonth with some #medieval #occitan #poetry #poésie (C 12-13 s.) by women #trobairitz #écriture #féminine

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Medievalising #MLA2019: medieval, medieval-friendly, medievalist, medievalistically-interesting, and potentially medievalisable Calls For Papers

Six degrees of separation? However non-medievalist you might be—or un-/a-/anti-/post- and so on—if you’re in language, literature, and cultural studies then you’re at most three degrees of separation away from the medieval. Elsewhere in the literary / literate humanities and liberal arts too; and in mathematics, medicine, the sciences, environmental studies, law, education, and some of the social sciences. All that’s needed is curiosity, goodwill, and a little imagination. You might be surprised to find that you or your area has been medievalist or transmedievalist all along, or that you become a medievalist: always a delightful and enriching revelation.  (more…)

The Joy of Consent: Feeling Together (in some medieval Occitan poetry); FHIS research seminar (2 = talk + slides)

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Some medieval eschargotology (recycling #medievaltwitter post-talk and for #mdvl310d )

As promised at least a couple of weeks ago to MDVL310D students, and in answer to a question by my colleague Prof. Bill Winder re. this here thing earlier this afternoon.
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