History Witch: Anglo-Saxon Death

I think the impulse that defines an academic nature is that one responds to difficult moments by turning to the past to see how others have coped with similar times. So still reeling from unexpected grief, I turn to history as I contemplate the ways we deal with the inevitability of parting from those we…

Publication: Heofen rece swealg

My essay about the Grendel opera, “Heofen rece swealg: Neomedievalism and Spectacle in Grendel: Transcendence of the Great Big Bad” appears in the latest issue of This Year’s Work in Medievalism. This was the paper I gave at the conference in London, Ontario in October 2007, where Terry Jones of the Pythons was the keynote…