With apologies for the long silence on this blog, here’s a link to a new essay of mine on the history of gibberish. It runs from Old English to the present day, featuring medieval lullaby carols, the Chester shepherds’ play, Tudor songs and more.Continue reading On gibberish
I’m off to the University of Sussex tomorrow to take part in a workshop on Middle English Literary Theory: Keywords and Methodologies, organised by Katie Walter and James Wade. I’m giving a short talk on two words of Middle English literary theory, poesie and poetrie. This talk builds on an earlier blog post on the same subject.