by J J Cohen
.... appear at Humanities Researcher. They are meant to catalyze conversation for the NCS Siena panel on "Blogging, Virtual Communities, and Medieval Studies." Stephanie Trigg has organized the session, the first time NCS has sponsored a blogging event. Yours truly will present a paper so secret even I don't know its contents. Stephanie, Carl S. Pyrdum III, Jonathan Jarrett will also speak (I will try to leave them something to say). David Lawton will give the response.
I am reproducing the questions below, but please respond to them at Stephanie's blog.
- what would you say were the distinctive features, if any, of blogs by medievalists?
- does blogging build new communities?
- does blogging affect the way we write (and read) medieval criticism and historical studies?
- does knowing the "real" identity of the Chaucer blogger affect your sense of (a) his blog or (b) Chaucer?
- have you read Brantley Bryant's book, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog? Medieval Studies and New Media?*
- has medieval blogging (whether you read and/or write blogs) changed the way you think about the nature of academic work?
- has blogging had any affect on the kind of work you do in medieval studies?
- if you could ask Chaucer a question about his blog, what would it be? (no promises, here...)