Welcome to the Medieval Studies Research Blog’s (MSRB) “Best of” news series where we report monthly on our recent publications and exciting initiatives.
October brought with it a wide range of topics, from the sacred to the profane. Feeling holy? Read about the right way to find a new confessor. Still craving some Halloween horror? How about some monsters to round out the month? Go grab that slice of pumpkin pie, curl up on the couch, and read some delightful medieval posts.
- Sean Sapp, “Noble Ambition: Requesting a New Confessor in the Late Middle Ages”
- Jennifer Boulanger, “Women Reading Silence in a Time of Social Fracture”
- Hannah Zdansky, “Love and Commitments in Early Medieval Ireland: The Account of Líadain and Cuirithir”
- Hannah Zdansky, “Grotesque Ghosts and Moral Reproof in Middle English Literature: The Awntyrs off Arthure at the Terne Wathelyn”
- Richard Fahey, “Feond Mancynnes: The Enemy of the People”
- Mark Florig, “How to be a Good Anglo-Saxon King, according to King Alfred”
- Connor Dunleavy, “Emily as Subject of Foucauldian Prison Discourse in “The Knight’s Tale”
- Nicole Matthias, “What is Love?: Or; Chaucer as Related to Modern Views of Love in Literature”
Stay tuned for our November highlights! They will also be a great accompaniment to pumpkin pie.
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