- In no particular order
- See previously: ANNUAL #HUGAMEDIEVALIST POST: 2016, 2017 UPDATES, & REFRESHED FOR 2018 RENAISSANCE WITH SOME PAST HISTORY FROM 2011 a.k.a. Part (1) from earlier today
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.
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…)
- Pre-circulated slides
- Talk slides with raw data
- Talk notes, posted after the talk (more or less the talk, minus some extra explanation and minus commentary on poems, on which there is more detail in the longer written version; plus some additional commentary and UPDATE with the slides now integrated)
WORKS CONSULTED AND CITED
A collage-story without any added words.
The 133rd MLA (Modern Language Association) Annual Convention, New York
2018 Presidential Theme: States of Insecurity
Session 92: LLC Occitan Forum – “Joy: Thinking / Feeling”
Thursday 4 January 2018, 3:30 p.m.
They exist and they are all around. You just need to look carefully to see them. Happy New Year: may there be unicorns in yours.