Saturday, September 16, 2006

Academic climax for the Bitch

If my academic research on the language of Geoffrey Chaucer is tantamount to being spanked by the dude from 600 years in the past (which is exaclty the comparison I draw with my web ID), than this is the orgasm at the end of the session. While still reeling from the shock that I bear a 70% resemblance to Collin Farrel, I received this email:

"We are pleased to inform you that your proposed paper, entitled "Chaucer’s Intensifiers: Continuing Tradition or Linguistic Innovation," has been selected for inclusion in the session entitled "Chaucer and Words II" at the 42nd International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, Michigan, May 10-13, 2007. The session is sponsored by The Chaucer Review."

yay! I'm giving a paper next spring at the world's largest annual conference on medieval studies. moreover, i'm presenting at a session sponsored by the Chaucer Review, the preeminent journal of all things Chaucerian.* It's a great foot in the door. I think there's a very good chance that after they hear the paper I can get it published in the journal, which would be great as it's compeltely original research, and not co-authored by anyone. It's ALL ME, people! Woot!

In slightly more disappointing news, the TEAMS series edition of John Gower's Confessio Amantis, edited by Russel Peck (capital fellow, Peck; met him at last year's conference), is apparently out of print. Shit. The search for the second-hand copy takes off in earnest.**

*Yes, that really is a word.

**Poor Earnest. must be dead uncomfortable for him.


First Nations said...

OH ROCK THE FUCK ON!!!!!!!!!!!11
yay i am first.

do they publish a journal?

helena said...

What FN said! Congratulations CB. You deserve it!!!

Hannah said...

Congrats - that's fantastic news!

Anonymous said...

SO proud of you!
You can rock the world, see you 2008 in Beijing:)


BEAST said...

That is sooooooo cool.

Now chaucers intesifiers???? , explain it to me in words that a retarded 10 year old can understand....and I might get promises tho , linguistics always sounds like something that should come with garlic bread......I NEED EDUCATING

Lorna said...

Yay for you! Well done: international conference and everything. Also, the city it's being held in has the best name: I wish I got to give papers somewhere called Kalamazoo. Yay!

Annie Rhiannon said...

Hey, that's awesome, congratulations.

Kieran said...

I'll see you there.

Chaucer's Bitch said...

oooo, a fellow nerd. what's your story, kieran?

Spinsterella said...


Well done.

I have four* copies of the Franklin's Tale, can I come?

*I kept forgetting to bring it into school and just 'borrowed' a new copy every time. I'm not mad.

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