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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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Make Essays Montaignian Again


Image credit: Antony Gormley
(TW: includes cannibals, zombies, bilingualism, and other monsters.)
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Cheese scones are my madeleines

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Ceci n’est pas l’apprentissage littéraire

Or: why I don’t write book reviews. (more…)

Consent culture, compliance culture, and hypocrisy



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# fren336 semaine 13 “méta” – au-delà de la bande dessinée

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Reading (and) comics, medievalised: notes from the last—“meta”—week of FREN 336, a class on bande dessinée, in French.

This was a second curious beast of an experimental course this year. Its first half and compulsory readings focused on Belgian comics (and as Belgian cultural expression). The second part, like MDVL301A in the first term this year, was centred on student group presentations. We have all done a lot of extremely sophisticated high-end top-class reading. We’re now into the final week, and Going All-Out Meta.

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