Monthly Archives: November 2013

A Sensory Experience: A Touch/Hear/Smell Approach to Exhibiting Medieval Manuscripts

This weekend just gone, I attended the Hidden Hart Colloquium at Senate House in London. This was a day of celebration and exploration of the medieval manuscript and incunabula collection of R.E. Hart, which was bequeathed to Blackburn Museum in 1946 and is, frankly, amazing. The colloquium was a fantastic day in many ways. You […]

“That chaunge sank into myne herte roote” : Depression and Medieval Literature

I am preparing a seminar for second-year undergraduates, on Thomas Hoccleve’s Complaint and Dialogue With a Friend. I am particularly looking forward to reading this fifteenth-century text with my students, since I think it ‘speaks’ to us so clearly as modern-day readers. The text is framed with depression or, more accurately, what we understand to […]