My experience with a cat bite, subsequent infection, and treatment.
An easy slow-cooker recipe for tender, flavourful, fall-apart pork.
Useful information on writing strong English papers.
Rewriting Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis from Adonis' point of view.
A short story. All italicized song lyrics are from the band Cocorosie.
A look at Piers Plowman as an allegory for medieval Latin learning.
A close look at the roles of food, consumption, and learning in Piers Plowman.
A look at the symbolic function of the river in Joseph Boyden's novel "Three Day Road".
A look at the similarities between the lives of Hrothgar and Beowulf.
A poem about Canadian participation in the Spanish Civil War.
A look at Antarctica as presented in Sara Wheeler's travel memoir, Terra Incognita.
A short look at the dangers of chivalric masculinity in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight.
A short review of Peter Travis' book "Dramatic Design in the Chester Cycle".
A short analysis of the mouth and how it functions in Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis.
A short look at the idea of silence in Keats' poem "Ode on a Grecian Urn".
A short look at JRR Tolkien's "The Monsters and The Critics" and an analysis of the defence of Beowulf presented therein.
An analysis of patterns and connections between the Old English elegy tradition and the early 20th century poetry of TS Eliot, Robert Frost, and Edna St Vincent Millay (featuring my own translations.)
A short poem written in the alliterative style and metre of traditional Old English/Anglo-Saxon poetry.
An analysis of feminist homosocial bonding in the Chester cycle plays.
A short analysis of the power of the gaze in Keats' poem "On the Eve of St Agnes".
This paper examines Dave Eggers' novel The Circle through a Foucaultian theoretical lens.
This paper summarizes the exclusion women faced in Viking law, and details the negative consequences of such exclusion by examining Hallgerd's behaviour in Njal's Saga.
Everyone knows about the Vikings – however, how many people know about how incredibly varied and entertaining their writing was?