Don't let my quote scare you; others (like Dr Nokes) say smarter things. John Gravois's full text here. An audio tour of the K'zoo dance can be accessed from this page as well. Includes a short stand up routine from Eileen Joy! With laugh track!
"There's so much about the medieval that's associated with the juvenile, the popular, the low," says Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, a professor of medieval English literature at George Washington University. As specialists in Arthuriana and other literature heavy on adventure and light on introspection, he says, medievalists already dread being regarded as scholars of so much juvenilia.
And so sometimes their responses to the truly puerile strains of pop medievalism are downright grouchy and exasperated — as when medievalists point out for the umpteenth time that turkey legs, consumed with such gluttonous abandon at Medieval Times restaurants, did not exist in medieval Europe.
Monday, July 02, 2007
The Chronicle of Higher Ed at the Zoo