Do not miss your chance to hear David Wallace (whose voice could render a public reading of my Google Calendar an aesthetic experience) speaking about Thomas Malory. The link is good only until September 3, so dither not: go here. Eugene Vinaver is a hero of this tale, so it was surprising to hear him described as "small but insistent" with a "willful thumb" ... actually, there is wonderful historical background on Vinaver, as well as on all the circumstances of the discovery, survival, and context of the Winchester MS of Malory's Morte. Malory, Caxton, and the scholars (literary critics, historians, archaeologists) who have studied them receive ample analysis.
David Wallace, I should add, is exemplary in participating in such public forums, making what we do as medievalists comprehensible ... and even exciting.
(h/t Jonathan Hsy and Stephanie Trigg)