Monday, February 11, 2008
Over on The Ruminate, I've been musing for a couple weeks on Why I Teach Medieval Lit (and Medieval Schtuff generally). I finally put up some preliminary comments. While I was doing all that, one of the reasons I gave for teaching Medieval lit was a kind of "presentism", the medieval has a lot to say to the modern era. I didn't fill that out much, because I wanted to bring that part of my thinking process here. But while I still ruminate on the topic, I'd like to challenge my fellow bloggers here to join me: what does the medieval have to say to the present?