Inhabiting a Mythic Landscape: Alan Garner and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

Phd Student Craig Wallace traces the influence of the Middle English poem Sir Gawain and the Green Knight in the landscape and language of Alan Garner’s Boneland. Alan Garner’s most recent novel, Boneland (2012), features the siblings Colin and Susan Whisterfield, characters previously introduced as children over fifty years ago in his first two novels […]

Kalamazoo 2015

PhD candidate Rachel Reid shares her experience at Kzoo and suggests a few tips for other first-timers. In May of this year I made the medievalists’ pilgrimage to Kalamazoo, Michigan for the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies at Western Michigan University. Instead of providing a commentary on my trip this post is instead intended […]

PhD studentship at the University of Glasgow: “Women Negotiating the Boundaries of Justice”

Currently an MA student in the School of History, Rebecca Mason fills us in on her upcoming funded PhD project with the University of Glasgow… I will soon begin reading for a PhD in History at the University of Glasgow on an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project entitled “Women Negotiating the Boundaries […]

Inquisition in Palermo’s Prison

Final year PhD student Aisling Reid reports on her recent research trip to Palermo, Italy. Inquisition in Palermo’s Prison Palermo’s Piazza Marina is filled with Moreton Bay fig trees, some standing at heights of sixty metres (fig. 1). The seeds of these trees germinate in the canopy of a host tree, which is slowly strangled […]

Borderlines XIX at QUB

 Borderlines XIX Translating the Past: Appropriating the Medieval and Early Modern Worlds 10th-12th April 2015 The 19th annual iteration of the Borderlines Medieval and Early Modern conference for post-graduate students welcomed more than 50 participants from across Ireland, the UK, and Europe to Queen’s University Belfast’s McClay Library over the Easter break. The theme for […]

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