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Rhetoric Commonplace Book — a space for my musings on the history of rhetoric.


  • Of Woman Born: The Evolution of Pornography in Medieval Print Culture
    A Series Part I: Defining Pornography–A Community Standard I read about Veronese’ Mars and Venus United by Love long before seeing it. I had gone through a rather lengthy phase reading romance novels. To be precise, for a period of time I was obsessed with period bodice-rippers (to which they are sometimes euphemistically/derogatorily referred). ThisContinue reading “Of Woman Born: The Evolution of Pornography in Medieval Print Culture”
  • Spin the Wheel
    One of my favorite episodes in Le Morte d’Arthur relates a dream Arthur has as the battle with Mordred looms nigh. So upon Trinity Sunday at night, King Arthur dreamed awonderful dream, and that was this: that him seemed he sat upon achaflet in a chair, and the chair was fast to a wheel, andContinue reading “Spin the Wheel”
  • Dream a little dream
    This week we returned to the medieval poem, Piers Plowman. In this work, which has been attributed to one William Langland, readers follow Will Langland as he walks along the Malvern Hills stopping for a nap along the way. It’s not difficult to imagine a peaceful walk here. Furthermore, the opening, soporific lines of theContinue reading “Dream a little dream”
  • The Naughty Bits
    I have found reading Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brain (2010, W.W. Norton) particularly salient. Carr writes about no longer having the attention span to read long texts, or finding his mind drifting off. I have noticed this with myself, as well. And, it’s been a very depressing experience.Continue reading “The Naughty Bits”
  • Meming Our Way Through the Medieval Age
    I found myself struggling to come up with an idea for this week’s post. We have reached the mid-point of the semester, and after a few very hectic weeks (both personally and with school), I have been feeling rundown and somewhat overwhelmed with existence, period. I think many people turn to social media as aContinue reading “Meming Our Way Through the Medieval Age”
  • You Either Get It, or You Don’t
    This is the moment I have been waiting for. Back in my days as a high school English teacher, one of my favorite units to cover with seniors was satire. After boring them to tears with my seemingly endless nattering about Anglo Saxons and Beowulf, they were ready for ”something completely different.” My department bestContinue reading “You Either Get It, or You Don’t”
  • Women’s Work
    One of my favorite words is serendipitous, which can be defined as occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Two events occurred over the last week that, to me at least, seemed serendipitous. Well, maybe serendipitous isn’t the right word. Irrespective of word choice, this week’s class readings happened to convergeContinue reading “Women’s Work”
  • A Grave Concern
    Conducting research for my Master’s thesis has taken me down many rabbit holes. One of which brought me to the image shared below. I don’t know if my love of literature, especially Anglo Saxon works such as Beowulf, is the reason for my fascination with the lives of those who lived long ago, or ifContinue reading “A Grave Concern”
  • It’s been awhile
    Seasons have passed since my last entry to this site. I had the best of intentions when starting this project. But, as is the norm with me, life intervenes. I took the summer off, I am also lazy, and sometimes the subject of grief just has to be set aside in order just to survive.Continue reading “It’s been awhile”
  • Updated Stuff
    Hi y’all, just added some poetry to my Academic, stuff page. The link menu is at the bottom of the site. I am still figuring how to adjust settings, layout, and navigation … so, bear with me as I grow. Mentally, I hope.





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My Hiraeth Journey

My Latest Posts

Coming Soon

Rhetoric Commonplace Book — a space for my musings on the history of rhetoric.


  • Of Woman Born: The Evolution of Pornography in Medieval Print Culture
    A Series Part I: Defining Pornography–A Community Standard I read about Veronese’ Mars and Venus United by Love long before seeing it. I had gone through a rather lengthy phase reading romance novels. To be precise, for a period of time I was obsessed with period bodice-rippers (to which they are sometimes euphemistically/derogatorily referred). ThisContinue reading “Of Woman Born: The Evolution of Pornography in Medieval Print Culture”
  • Spin the Wheel
    One of my favorite episodes in Le Morte d’Arthur relates a dream Arthur has as the battle with Mordred looms nigh. So upon Trinity Sunday at night, King Arthur dreamed awonderful dream, and that was this: that him seemed he sat upon achaflet in a chair, and the chair was fast to a wheel, andContinue reading “Spin the Wheel”
  • Dream a little dream
    This week we returned to the medieval poem, Piers Plowman. In this work, which has been attributed to one William Langland, readers follow Will Langland as he walks along the Malvern Hills stopping for a nap along the way. It’s not difficult to imagine a peaceful walk here. Furthermore, the opening, soporific lines of theContinue reading “Dream a little dream”
  • The Naughty Bits
    I have found reading Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brain (2010, W.W. Norton) particularly salient. Carr writes about no longer having the attention span to read long texts, or finding his mind drifting off. I have noticed this with myself, as well. And, it’s been a very depressing experience.Continue reading “The Naughty Bits”
  • Meming Our Way Through the Medieval Age
    I found myself struggling to come up with an idea for this week’s post. We have reached the mid-point of the semester, and after a few very hectic weeks (both personally and with school), I have been feeling rundown and somewhat overwhelmed with existence, period. I think many people turn to social media as aContinue reading “Meming Our Way Through the Medieval Age”
  • You Either Get It, or You Don’t
    This is the moment I have been waiting for. Back in my days as a high school English teacher, one of my favorite units to cover with seniors was satire. After boring them to tears with my seemingly endless nattering about Anglo Saxons and Beowulf, they were ready for ”something completely different.” My department bestContinue reading “You Either Get It, or You Don’t”
  • Women’s Work
    One of my favorite words is serendipitous, which can be defined as occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Two events occurred over the last week that, to me at least, seemed serendipitous. Well, maybe serendipitous isn’t the right word. Irrespective of word choice, this week’s class readings happened to convergeContinue reading “Women’s Work”
  • A Grave Concern
    Conducting research for my Master’s thesis has taken me down many rabbit holes. One of which brought me to the image shared below. I don’t know if my love of literature, especially Anglo Saxon works such as Beowulf, is the reason for my fascination with the lives of those who lived long ago, or ifContinue reading “A Grave Concern”
  • It’s been awhile
    Seasons have passed since my last entry to this site. I had the best of intentions when starting this project. But, as is the norm with me, life intervenes. I took the summer off, I am also lazy, and sometimes the subject of grief just has to be set aside in order just to survive.Continue reading “It’s been awhile”
  • Updated Stuff
    Hi y’all, just added some poetry to my Academic, stuff page. The link menu is at the bottom of the site. I am still figuring how to adjust settings, layout, and navigation … so, bear with me as I grow. Mentally, I hope.





Photo by eberhard grossgasteiger on Pexels.com

My Hiraeth Journey

My Latest Posts

Coming Soon

Rhetoric Commonplace Book — a space for my musings on the history of rhetoric.


  • Of Woman Born: The Evolution of Pornography in Medieval Print Culture
    A Series Part I: Defining Pornography–A Community Standard I read about Veronese’ Mars and Venus United by Love long before seeing it. I had gone through a rather lengthy phase reading romance novels. To be precise, for a period of time I was obsessed with period bodice-rippers (to which they are sometimes euphemistically/derogatorily referred). ThisContinue reading “Of Woman Born: The Evolution of Pornography in Medieval Print Culture”
  • Spin the Wheel
    One of my favorite episodes in Le Morte d’Arthur relates a dream Arthur has as the battle with Mordred looms nigh. So upon Trinity Sunday at night, King Arthur dreamed awonderful dream, and that was this: that him seemed he sat upon achaflet in a chair, and the chair was fast to a wheel, andContinue reading “Spin the Wheel”
  • Dream a little dream
    This week we returned to the medieval poem, Piers Plowman. In this work, which has been attributed to one William Langland, readers follow Will Langland as he walks along the Malvern Hills stopping for a nap along the way. It’s not difficult to imagine a peaceful walk here. Furthermore, the opening, soporific lines of theContinue reading “Dream a little dream”
  • The Naughty Bits
    I have found reading Nicholas Carr’s The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brain (2010, W.W. Norton) particularly salient. Carr writes about no longer having the attention span to read long texts, or finding his mind drifting off. I have noticed this with myself, as well. And, it’s been a very depressing experience.Continue reading “The Naughty Bits”
  • Meming Our Way Through the Medieval Age
    I found myself struggling to come up with an idea for this week’s post. We have reached the mid-point of the semester, and after a few very hectic weeks (both personally and with school), I have been feeling rundown and somewhat overwhelmed with existence, period. I think many people turn to social media as aContinue reading “Meming Our Way Through the Medieval Age”
  • You Either Get It, or You Don’t
    This is the moment I have been waiting for. Back in my days as a high school English teacher, one of my favorite units to cover with seniors was satire. After boring them to tears with my seemingly endless nattering about Anglo Saxons and Beowulf, they were ready for ”something completely different.” My department bestContinue reading “You Either Get It, or You Don’t”
  • Women’s Work
    One of my favorite words is serendipitous, which can be defined as occurring or discovered by chance in a happy or beneficial way. Two events occurred over the last week that, to me at least, seemed serendipitous. Well, maybe serendipitous isn’t the right word. Irrespective of word choice, this week’s class readings happened to convergeContinue reading “Women’s Work”
  • A Grave Concern
    Conducting research for my Master’s thesis has taken me down many rabbit holes. One of which brought me to the image shared below. I don’t know if my love of literature, especially Anglo Saxon works such as Beowulf, is the reason for my fascination with the lives of those who lived long ago, or ifContinue reading “A Grave Concern”
  • It’s been awhile
    Seasons have passed since my last entry to this site. I had the best of intentions when starting this project. But, as is the norm with me, life intervenes. I took the summer off, I am also lazy, and sometimes the subject of grief just has to be set aside in order just to survive.Continue reading “It’s been awhile”
  • Updated Stuff
    Hi y’all, just added some poetry to my Academic, stuff page. The link menu is at the bottom of the site. I am still figuring how to adjust settings, layout, and navigation … so, bear with me as I grow. Mentally, I hope.