Sorry for the long silence on my end, my wife and I just had a baby on Feb 4th and things have been hectic. One of the main problems is adjusting to having two boys (our oldest son is going to be 3 in April!). Anyway, I want to comment on this "why I teach medieval lit" thing, but I first wanted to point to this post by Dr. Virago. I only recently discovered her blog, and I LOVE it!! Anyway, I will post a more scholarly post soon! Until then, cheers!