Last month, a story about a medieval woman with lapis lazuli in her teeth hit the headlines. It sounds bizarre but actually makes a lot of sense – researchers examined the tartar on the teeth from her skeleton and found the precious stone, which they theorise was present because the woman was a manuscript illustrator. … Continue reading What is interdisciplinarity, really?
A Passion Second Only to Wolves: The Un-ravellable Mystery of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
From my previous posts, you may well have thought that I’m all about wolves, and not so much about the Anglo-Saxons. However, Anglo-Saxon literature was a passion of mine long before wolves (sorry Luna!). I became fascinated with Anglo-Saxon poetry when I first read about its influence on the works of J.R.R. Tolkien during my … Continue reading A Passion Second Only to Wolves: The Un-ravellable Mystery of Anglo-Saxon Manuscripts
Guest Blogger: Textual Editing: Twenty-First Century Practice
This week our guest post comes from Eleanore Widger, who offers an enlightening insight into her experiences of the Textual Editing Workshops that ran from February to July this year. As Gerald McKeever put it, during the final ‘Textual Editing: Twenty-First Century Practice’ workshop earlier this month, literary critics often forget about the ‘science’ behind the texts … Continue reading Guest Blogger: Textual Editing: Twenty-First Century Practice