If you are one of those rare readers capable of multiple learngasms, you may enjoy the following:
- A review of Burton Raffel's new, simple and straightforward translation of the Canterbury Tales at Slate [h/t Dan Kline]
- An AHA inspired piece on transnational history at Insider HigherEd. Haven't medievalists always been doing this? [h/t Jonathan Hsy]
- At the Medieval Material Culture blog, a listing of medieval and early modern Washington DC sightseeing to be done, especially while you are in town for Inauguration. Just remember that as the millions attend the Obamafest, the government will provide only one Port-a-Potty per 6000 celebrants, and that the English Department is charging only $10 per use for its facilities (proceeds for the Chair's Slush Fund). I've even told the work-study students that they will be stationed by the loos with white towels draped over their arms for that added touch of class.
- [edit 1/7] plus two bonus links from M. Hensel: Stonehenge as prehistoric rave venue, and a poem about the temporality of the syllabus.