The Tenth Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop

Sunday, July 27, 2014
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The Tenth Annual Marco Manuscript Workshop will be held Friday and Saturday, Feb. 6-7, at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. This year’s workshop is organized by Professor…

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The 2014 Marco Graduate Fellows Evening

Friday, June 6, 2014

On April 25th, the Marco Institute hosted its annual Graduate Fellows evening to celebrate the 2013 Haslam Dissertation Fellowship recipient Katie Hodges-Kluck and the 2013 Anne Marie Van…

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The den of Abra[h]am.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
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A colleague of mine informed me in late November that the Jewish community of Palermo was observing Hanukkah together for the first time in over 500 years since…

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“Outing” Plan B

Monday, May 6, 2013
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You know you’ve thought about it. You don’t want to, but you do. But each day as you tenderly polish the prose and craft the structure of your…

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Puritan astronomy? Increase Mather’s Kometographia (1683)

Wednesday, February 20, 2013
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In my last blog post for The Cohort, I talked about a peculiar example of historical chronology—a domestic manuscript from the late 17th century written by a teenaged…

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Mediterranean History as a Medieval Panacea, or, the Difficulties of European-based Medieval World History

Monday, November 26, 2012
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This is perhaps something that should be prefaced by saying that I aspire to be a medieval Mediterranean historian, so this critique is more from the inside than…

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In Defense of the Edition

Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Including my MA and PhD programs, I’ve been an English lit graduate student—an early modernist—for going on five years, and I’ve never met a peer who is working…

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“HEY now hear:” Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Thomas Meyer’s Beowulf, like the eponymous hero (and the monstrous villain too, I suppose), is an unrelenting force of nature. The deceptively casual choice of “HEY now hear” in…

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Seeking Intercession: Books of Hours and A Prayer to St Margaret of Antioch

Wednesday, September 12, 2012
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Books of Hours, or Horae, couple image and text and provide a window into the devotional life of the laity, which is something that is frequently difficult to…

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Teaching Beowulf

Monday, July 16, 2012
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I quite clearly remember studying for my Medieval Comprehensive exam with a keen awareness that I would inevitably have to write about Beowulf. Over the years, it is…

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