Archive for the ‘Literature’ category

Historians locate King Arthurs Round Table – Telegraph

July 13th, 2010

The search is over! According to the UK newspaper The Telegraph, Historians locate King Arthurs Round Table. Very exciting! Now, how long before they make yet another Hollywood movie about Arthur? After Boorman’s Excalibur (1981) and Fuqua’s King Arthur (2004), it’s time for another spin…

Welcome to Woruldhord

July 10th, 2010

Dr. Stuart Lee at the Oxford Computing Services department, has begun a new website, Woruldhord (Old English for World-hoard),

to collect together into an online hoard, digital objects related to the teaching, study, or research of Old English and the Anglo-Saxon period of history.

What a wonderful way to collect and revel in Old English material, even (especially?) if it’s not part of your daily life any more.

Looks like Dr. Lee created other websites, one a digital archive for World War I poetry and another, Dragons in the Sky, for “English-Speaking Communities at the Close of the Millennia” (although it hasn’t been updated recently — the July 2006 article by Dr Catherine Clarke, “Compensation Culture,” is still marked “New”).

Source: medievalists.net post (http://www.medievalists.net/2010/07/05/public-asked-to-help-created-world’s-largest-archive-on-anglo-saxon-england/)

‘Camelot’ Rolls into Ireland’s Ardmore Studios | The Irish Film & Television Network

July 10th, 2010

Woohoo! Filming has begun on the new 10-part tv miniseries based on Malory’s Morte dArthur: ‘Camelot’ Rolls into Ireland’s Ardmore Studios | The Irish Film & Television Network. King and Queen have been cast, along with several other major players. It has the potential to be very cheesy, but hopefully will avoid the most obvious glitzy traps of recent movies and shows. Keep your fingers crossed!