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Humanities and praxis: Occupy Boston

[Prepared remarks for the roundtable “#OccupyBoston: Humanities and praxis,” organized by Julie Orlemanski at the 2nd Biennial meeting of the BABEL Working Group, in Boston, MA, 22 September 2012. I thank Julie for the invitation to participate in this event … Continue reading

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scribal habitus and usus scribendi

Here I post the opening frame for a paper I read at the Fifth International Conference on Piers Plowman, held in Oxford, in May 2011. The paper was titled, “Scribal habitus and usus scribendi: or, observations on an alliterative formula.” … Continue reading

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Walter Ong, Rhetoric, and Alliterative Verse

The opening frame for a paper I presented in the session “Technologies of Writing: After Ong”, at the 2012 meeting of the Medieval Academy of America, held at St. Louis University. The paper was an exposition of the Latin grammatical and … Continue reading

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Alliterative Poetry’s Latin Learning

[My proposal for this 2007 session] The topic of this panel is suggested by David Lawton’s 1982 edited volume Middle English alliterative poetry and its literary background. In his introduction to this collection, Lawton called for a comprehensive study of … Continue reading

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