Welcome to the Medieval Studies Research Blog’s (MSRB) “Best of” news series where we report monthly on our recent publications and exciting initiatives. This installment covers both December and January.
We’re sad the holidays are over, but glad about the opportunity to provide more amazing content this semester. We’ll be returning to our normal schedule of releasing a post each week. So, pull up a chair and join us on our journey through the medieval world, and don’t forget to take a quick detour to “Medieval Chicago.” Happy reading!
- Sean Sapp, “Working in the Archives – The Vatican Secret Archives”
- Rebecca West, “Whose Runes are These? I (Don’t) Think I Know”
- Karrie Fuller, “Medieval Chicago–In Gothic City: The Old Water Tower and Pumping Station, Part 1” and “Part 2”
- John Burden, “Penitential Justice in Saint Mary’s College, Cushwa-Leighton Library, Ms. 1”
This series will be taking a break for a while. We published the final posts for it over the break. To see them all, click here.
- Claire Doyle, “The Refugee Tales: A Modern Canterbury Tales Gives Voice to the Silenced”
- Jessica Ping, “Big Reputation: Reading the Wife of Bath as the Taylor Swift of the Middle Ages”
- Megan Valley, “How the Wife of Bath Gone Girl’d Us”
- Molly Murphy, “Medieval Summoners and Modern Business Ethics”
- Angela Lim, “Do It For the Tales: The Prioress and Self-Construction”
- Mary Elsa Henrichs, “Two Shrews: “The Wife of Bath’s Tale” as an Inversion of The Taming of the Shrew”
- Amanda Pilarski, “Chaucer, Disney, and The Good vs. Evil Narrative”
- Michael Doherty, “Fart Jokes: “The Summoner’s Tale” and the Timelessness of Crass Humor”
Winter break was awesome, but we’re looking to start the New Year off strong. Stay tuned for our February highlights!
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