Images accompanying MDVL 301A – week 5
With apologies to Ozzy and in festive continuation of Twitter’s virtual medievalise-ins, #HugAMedievalist (2016-03-31) and #WhanThatAprilleDay16 – Guilhem de Peitieus / Old Occitan (2016-04-01).
Medievalists and philologists are here to help, at your service and for the public Good. Even at what for others is “the weekend.” Manning the Medievalism Helpdesk today is the master satirist Marcabru. He’s joining us today from 870-ish years ago to help our Powers That Be with Words Of Wisdom and Thoughts For The Day from another world; from nobler, more gracious and honorable, yet humbler times. In the humility of looking back in turn, in the ever-repeating virtuous cycle of nostalgia, at better less barbarous times.
Welcome to a civilisation where: (more…)
Phylologystes unite, lat us maken melodye
This post is for
mon aisimen et aizi
mon compagnon en eisil
celui per cui fui trobatz
Guilhem de Peitieus (1071 – 1127) (more…)
It’s not too late: here in this time-zone, there’s an hour left for hugging medievalists. Here is a round-up of the medievalist huggery that’s being going on today over in the Twitterverse.
First, an explanatory note on Medievalists, why they have a Day online, and why hugging is a fitting tribute.
Thinking about writing?
Writing about thinking about writing?
Thinking about writing about thinking?
Trying to write?
Have to write?!?
Trying to write without getting into any of the infinite regresses, anxieties and dreads, and Sloughs Of Despond above?
There is hope. (more…)