First Time: First conference paper ever

While getting the rest of the Dulcitius in order, here is something else to look at! Some time ago I wrote a guest post for the indomitable Nadine Muller for her new series on 'my first time in academia'. It is the story of a young researcher's first conference adventure, wherein she spent several hours …

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Snow White and the Virgin Martyrs

Thesis progress: THE END IS IN SIGHT. So in the meantime, I am here to bring you something totally unrelated to it! Hrotsvitha of Gandersheim was a Benedictine nun at Gandersheim, a very posh convent in Germany, and a writer of plays that were probably never performed. She would be this formidable lady here. Her …

CFP Roundup

Here is a small collection of CFPs that have come in while I type, type, type away. I am pleased to report that housemate's Magic Writing Mittens seem to be doing the trick. IMC Leeds 2013 Late Call for Papers 33 sessions here, each with its own deadline, so have a last-minute look. Precedent and …

Thesis Panic

Some days, I stare at my thesis like I have never seen it before. This is not a post about exciting medieval things--though I could talk a lot about beards at the moment, or giants, or how Peredur just rides around being kind of dim. This is the part where I moan about the ultimate …