The Middle Ages remixed in contemporary culture
There are a number of adaptations of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales out there -- especially, as you'd expect, of the more confessional stories like the "Pardoner's Tale" and the "Wife of Bath's Tale" -- but they're not always terribly compelling.
If you have been paying any attention to The Toast's content this past year, you'll know already that Mallory Ortberg has been killing it with her medieval-themed spoofs and humorous material.
My department is a great place to work. For example, yesterday I got to play a dragon for a colleague. Simon Gatrell is teaching a course on Harry Potter, and he needed faculty "dragons" to guard dragon eggs (a scene you might remember from The Goblet of Fire).
The Toast often does a good job with medieval memes, and with this one, they've knocked the proverbial ball out of the park.
It's easy to pidgeonhole medieval "science" as a mishmash of superstition and ignorance. (Alchemy? Astrology? Ptolematic cosmos?) But a team of physicists, Latinists, and philosophers at the University of Durham are suggesting otherwise.
What if Lewis Carroll had lived in Chaucer's London? What if his Alice had been an "Alys"?
A little medieval scribal humor (and pain), embedded in a classic Xerox commercial. And you thought the printing press was a major technological innovation...
Imagine. Lines from classic movies, in Old English. That's what these students from the University of Sheffield have done -- you'll never look at Grease the same way again.
A recent article in History Today remarks upon a somewhat unexpected fashion trend: Parisian designers creating collections inspired by medieval texts, images, and writers -- as well as medieval c
On your arm, even.
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