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Kalamazoo 2016 Redux

I just returned from my seventh International Medieval Congress in Kalamazoo, MI. As always, I had a great time, emerging both exhausted from the whirlwind of activity and socializing, and exhilarated from the stimulating and provocative discussions. This Kalamazoo felt … Continue reading

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Andrew Marvell Palimpsest (“The Grower’s Song”)

Used to be I had the world by the tail– The lush buds fresh and sticky, Green and kind behind the house All of it, with me, a giant selfie Till this babe Julie came and she What I do … Continue reading

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Against Progress: Pastoral and Innovation in Medieval and Renaissance Poetry

A Roundtable at the 51st International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2016. Abandon then the base and viler clowne, Lyft up they selfe out of the lowly dust: And sing of bloody Mars, of wars, of … Continue reading

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