Friday, December 21, 2012

Holiday Reading (Sort of)

You might think that life at Colson Hall primarily consists of waking at noon and then playing a little tennis or taking a stroll through The Poet's Garden, which contains all the plants mentioned in the works of e.e. cummings, before it's time to dress for dinner, but, in fact, the Tenants live lives crammed with incident, spending much of their time pursuing research. As it so often does, the Internet seems to have noticed, and we present a couple of bits of holiday reading, although, to be honest, these are mostly holiday reading in the sense that you can peruse them while you're waiting for the cookies to be ready to come out of the oven.

The first is an interesting news story from WBOY (Channel 12) on some of Kirk Hazen's research on West Virginia dialects.

The second is an equally interesting writeup by Eileen Joy on the special issue of the journal postmedieval on "The Intimate Senses" that our own Lara Farina co-edited with (somebody else's) Holly Dugan.

Coming up next in our series of misleadingly holiday-themed posts: the substantially less misleading Auld Lang Syne post, in which we survey the whereabouts and doings of some of our alums. 

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