Fire the Canon

In this episode we talk to the delightful Dr. Lotte Reinbold, professor of Medieval Literature!  We ask her all our weirdest questions about chivalry, old manuscripts, and which historical figure she’d most want to date, and in return she grants us knowledge. 

Topics include: Dungeons & Dragons, Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Robert Cotton, Tide PODS, Lord of the Rings (as usual), The Canterbury Tales, forgery, Thomas Chatterton, female sexuality, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, Christian mysticism, co-option of Medieval symbolism, The Princess Bride, Daniel Radcliffe, The Knight Before Christmas, young Stalin, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, and Joe Rogan.

 

References and recommendations: 

Check out Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) on Twitter to see the cat footprints!

Misogyny Is Everywhere by Phyllis Rackin

A Knight’s Tale is the Best Medieval Film (No, Really) by Michael Livingston 

https://www.tor.com/2018/11/16/a-knights-tale-is-the-best-medieval-film-no-really/

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

Show Notes

In this episode we talk to the delightful Dr. Lotte Reinbold, professor of Medieval Literature!  We ask her all our weirdest questions about chivalry, old manuscripts, and which historical figure she’d most want to date, and in return she grants us knowledge. 

Topics include: Dungeons & Dragons, Sir Gawain & the Green Knight, Robert Cotton, Tide PODS, Lord of the Rings (as usual), The Canterbury Tales, forgery, Thomas Chatterton, female sexuality, Margery Kempe, Julian of Norwich, Christian mysticism, co-option of Medieval symbolism, The Princess Bride, Daniel Radcliffe, The Knight Before Christmas, young Stalin, Oscar Wilde, Jane Austen, and Joe Rogan.

 

References and recommendations: 

Check out Erik Kwakkel (@erik_kwakkel) on Twitter to see the cat footprints!

Misogyny Is Everywhere by Phyllis Rackin

A Knight’s Tale is the Best Medieval Film (No, Really) by Michael Livingston 

https://www.tor.com/2018/11/16/a-knights-tale-is-the-best-medieval-film-no-really/

Doomsday Book by Connie Willis

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Prefer your books in comedy form, but still want to sound smart at parties? We got you. Discover the hilarity hidden in the classics with new episodes every Thursday.