This community will create a way for scholars to connect with peers and help keep things such as language fluency, translation, and research skills sharp, as well as answer questions that medievalist scholars may have. Discussion about any and all things medieval in nature is also strongly encouraged and warmly welcomed. Note: “Lone Medievalist” has a broad definition, which may include but is not limited to: faculty who are the only medievalist in their departments or on their campuses; faculty at branch campuses; contingent or marginalized faculty; graduate students; alt-ac; independent scholars, etc. The purpose of The Lone Medievalist Online website is to cultivate a community where lone medievalists can make connections, share and gather ideas, and engage in the larger collective that is Medieval Studies. It will be a space for conversation, requests for assistance, introductions, entertainment, and education. By creating this site, we hope to introduce and include more people into an intricate web comprised of like-minded educators and enthusiasts.
James L. Smith deposited Disturbing the Ant-Hill: Misanthropy and Cosmic Indifference in Clark Ashton Smith’s Medieval Averoigne in the group The Lone Medievalist on Humanities Commons 11 months, 4 weeks ago
Clark Ashton Smith—unlike the more famous H.P. Lovecraft—engaged with the medieval as a setting for his fiction. Lovecraft admired classical Roman civilization and the eighteenth century, but had little time for medieval themes. As Brantley Bryant has related, Lovecraft wrote contemptuously that the Middle Ages was a period that “snivel[ed] along…[Read more]
In order to continue to grow and offer more services, the Lone Medievalist is seeking help! The first position we are looking to fill is for Conference Connections Coordinator.
Looking for participants in the feminist/Anglo-Saxonist round table at KZoo in 2018 (see details via link below). Thanks! Mary
Hi Lone Medievalists! Anyone interested in participating in this roundtable at KZoo in May:
Seems like (as lone medievalists) we all should be extra-good about thinking about why and how our work is relevant outside of our immediate disciplinary…[Read more]
This thread is for discussions among authors of Lone Medievalist publications. If you would like to receive feedback as you are writing, we recommend sharing Google Docs.
The Lone Medievalist held its business meeting at ICMS 2017. The following are the minutes for those who could not attend:
I. Update on 2016 priorities
The 2017 LM roundtable was held at the ICMS on Saturday, May 13. The participants were Kisha Tracy, Geoffrey B. Elliott, Andrew M. Pfrenger, Leah Haught, and Megan E. Hartman, with John P. Sexton…[Read more]
Happy to report that the Lone Medievalist-sponsored panel at SEMA 2017 (Nov 16-18 in Charleston, SC) has been accepted! Thank you to the LM SEMA point person, Mary Valante!
Roundtable: Collaborative Teaching and the Lone Medievalist
Sponsored by: The Lone Medievalist
Presider: Mary A. Valante, Appalachian State University
CFP: Out of the Cloister: Lone Medievalists Making the Middle Ages Matter </div>
Contributions of any style and various lengths welcome!
Second volume of essays from The Lone Medievalist! Forthcoming soon: The Ballad of the Lone Medievalist from punctum press.
For many medievalists who have had the good fortune to find jobs in academe, the pro…[Read more]
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