Brantley L. Bryant
Palgrave Macmillan, April 2010
ISBN: 978-0-230-10507-2, ISBN10: 0-230-10507-6,
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 212 pages
Trade Paperback $25.00
Medieval Studies and New Mediapresents all of the most memorable posts of the medievalist internet phenomenon "Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog," newly revised and updated, along with essays on the genesis of the blog itself, the role of internet blogs in medieval scholarship, and the unique pleasures of studying a time period full of plagues, schisms, and assizes. “Le Vostre GC” and medievalists Bonnie Wheeler, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen, and Robert W. Hanning draw new conclusions about the ways medieval studies are perceived, the connection between the past and the present, and the historical roots of popular culture.
Table of Contents
PART I: Medievalism, Blogging, and Popular Culture * Why Ye Sholde Nat Rede this Book--John Gower * Introduction--Bonnie Wheeler * Playing Chaucer--Geoffrey “LeVostreGC” Chaucer * Blogging the Middle Ages--Jeffrey Jerome Cohen * PART II: Medieval Recreations * Chaucerians Do It With Pronounced E’s and Other Risible Relics of a Career in the Medieval Trenches--Robert W. Hanning * Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog 2006-2009--Geoffrey “LeVostreGC” Chaucer et al.
Brantley L. Bryant: Geoffrey “LeVostreGC” Chaucer blogs at houseoffame.blogspot.com and is working on a forthcoming poem collecting the “tales” of a group of pilgrims on the way to Canterbury.
Bonnie Wheeler is Professor of English at Southern Methodist University where she directs the Medieval Studies Program. She has edited and co-edited fourteen books, among them The Letters of Heloise and Abelard and Heloise and the Paraclete (with Mary Martin McLaughlin).
Jeffrey Jerome Cohen is Associate Professor of English at George Washington University. He blogs at “In the Middle” (http://www.inthemedievalmiddle.com) and is the author of The Postcolonial Middle Ages; Hybridity, Identity, Monstrosity and Cultural Diversity in the British Middle Ages.
Robert W. Hanning is Professor Emeritus of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University. He is the author of The Vision of History in Early Britain and The Individual in Twelfth-Century Romance.