remembrance

Trobar sen / trying to make sense of November (3): the 11th

A day of remembrance, and thus also of song and of poetry.

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Trobar sen / trying to make sense of November (2): the 9th & 10th

Resistance and remembrance

A feeling of

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#marking

It’s that time of year again.

Catching up with marking, marking final exams, composing final grades.

A time of endings.

A time of marvel and awe. A time to marvel and to be awed by the awesome. May we all aspire to the joyous freaky magic Heavenly Assumption Of The Blessed Guitar.

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Medievalising modern French language teaching / suicide awareness day

A two-part class on the imperfect. With #poeticfemfog

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Musical interlude

There will be no fresh shiny verbose floribundant meta-meta-medieval posts until at least late December due to

  • putting together exams
  • marking student work
  • marking exams
  • individual oral exams (this week)
  • contemplating my navel the medieval Occitan tenso for the purpose of reading-and-research work and/as at least one conference abstract (hello MFB, yes I AM thinking about it sort of out loud I guess…)
  • and life!

For yes, I—even I—get to “have a life” for a couple of weeks, featuring The Beloved. After three months’ absence it will be like a dream. Living the dream in an alternate world. Not like Atlantis, though the place where I will be is currently under heavy Atlantic climatic influence and somewhat flooded.

In the meantime, here is some timely seasonal music. (more…)