Nothing really changes….

by Anna Blanch on March 25, 2008

I’m feeling like I have a dual personality at the moment. I am reading Victorian literature alongside Medieval literature. What is most interesting to me are the enduring themes – the ways in which the 19th century authors reflect similar themes and issues to the medieval scribes. Piers Plowman by William Langland is the fare for this week – featuring middle earth (sound familiar to anyone?), discussion of works v grace alone, parodies of those in authority, particularly church and political authorities, personifications of truth, reason, free will, wit, do-well, do-bet, do-best, scripture, clergy, among others.

On a different note – my professional web page is now live. You can check it out at: http://homepages.baylor.edu/anna_blanch/about/
Let me know what you think!

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