on the liberal arts

[NOTES] (more…)

more mapping

Or, beyond the tangent du jour.

(for more on the thumbnail, and the punchline, see “Death will be your Santa Claus,” Cat and Girl Donation Derby, 2010-10-11)


Quest for the Holy Grail


On academic jobs & doctorates in the humanities

8026C5FF-C5B6-471F-AA42-628B09F99196This is a version of a previous post I wrote for the FMRSI, while I was working in Ireland. It was intended as an introduction to the marvels and joys of our world, in all its worldly aspects; plus a cheeky little guide for Irish undergraduate students who were thinking about doing postgraduate work – and maybe even for current PhD students and their supervisers. Hopefully useful.

UPDATE (2018): for a quick read, here are what I would consider to be the three most vital resources for anyone considering postgraduate study (the first two also appear further below):


bibliography: mainly 12th-14th c. French and Occitan literature

Obrienatrix’s raw and uncooked doc. diss. bibliography (2006). Most of this pertains to 12th-14th c. French and Occitan literature, although there is also much of general Medieval Studies relevance – from Abelard to Žižek.

I’m working on updating, reformatting, and sorting this into several separate topic-specific bibliographies – as an exercise while playing with learning digital data management… just for fun, you understand…