Here is something that I wrote last year for its 30th of September, in what might superficially seem unconnected: a course called “Introduction to the Literatures and Cultures of the Romance World I: Medieval to Early Modern.” But all things are connected, even if you have to do some thinking work to get there. And that work is always worth doing and a good thing. Especially today. This post is about poetry and listening.
And so the great wheel turns and it is time to celebrate St Ken’s Day again.
Time for the annual pilgrimage that is the start of this Happy New Year for people in the formal cycle of learning, from crèche and kindergarten to university; and for people outside it as learning, a life of learning, and a meaningful life are for all.
Last year I worked every weekend from mid-March to the end of September.
From 2020: time for the annual pilgrimage … (not to be confused with the homonymous Canadian politician, Canadian fundamentalist Baptist evangelist, Canadian swimmer, assorted other sportsmen, etc.) It is time for the annual pilgrimage. As is traditional, this post is a “sticky” one for a whole academic term, all the way to its end and […]
(Updated ten days later to change the title, a few days into actual onlinised teaching that is neither synchronous nor (possibly even) asynchronous in earlier, now anachronistic, senses of the words: we’re now into a different sense of chronology, a changed being-in-space-and-time, asynchrony in real time: maintaining hoping for anthroposynchrony.) This is a post where […]
(related: “about the blogueuse”) Welcome! This is an online collection of essays and other writing. I hope that you find something curious and enjoyable here. Meta-meta-medieval started out medieval, went more medievalist, then moved increasingly into medievalisings. Twenty years after taking an extraordinarily illuminating graduate seminar on Montaigne, after teaching the Essais several times in […]