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

(This is a version of a previous post I wrote for the FMRSI, and intended as an introduction to the marvels and joys of our world, in its worldly aspects; plus a cheeky little guide for prospective PhDs – and maybe even current ones and their supervisers. Hopefully useful.)


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…


For a fuller list, across as broad a range of interests as humanly possible, please see the links – “conjunctions virtual” and “connections webbed” – over to the right. I’ll be tidying this up and producing shorter lists of useful resources, by approximate topic, over the next while. (more…)

Aristotle online

Categories and Commentary, crucial background thereto. Call me a flat-footed old philologist, but Aristotle’s as vital and relevant to argument, discussion, glossing, and criticism today as the works were to the 13th c. or indeed the 4th BCE … Not the world’s best translations, but a fair starting point, and at least they’re free and freely available (and there’s some Greek, and some later commentaries).

The Internet Classics Archive
Perseus Digital Library
Project Gutenberg

Metasites and other online libraries of metalinkages


Medieval narrative


French and Occitan