Brantley Bryant, assistant professor of English, is reading from his new book, Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog: Medieval Studies and New Media, on Thurs., Nov. 18 in Schulz 3001 from 5 p.m.-6 p.m.
His book is an innovative hybrid of scholarly and creative work that started out as an internet blog, written in the voice of medieval writer Geoffrey Chaucer. The blog gained a cult following among academic medievalists and was used in classrooms.
The popularity of the blog led to its publication in print form. The print form includes additional critical material, more material in the voice of "Chaucer," and accompanying essays by other academics.
One of the book's back-cover blurbs is by Monty Python troupe member (and director of *Monty Python and the Holy Grail*) Terry Jones, who states "Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog performs the vital service of showing that the Middle Ages can be fun...."
The book was published by academic publisher Palgrave Macmillan as part of their "New Middle Ages" book series, a series that "contributes to lively pluridisciplinary conversations in medieval cultural studies through its peer-reviewed scholarly monographs and essay collections."
The Nov. 18 reading on will mark the first time the blog material has been read out loud. Come to learn, and to enjoy the book's bizarre humor. There may be a raffle.
Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog can be found on Amazon at http://amzn.com/0230105076.
The publisher's page: http://us.macmillan.com/geoffreychaucerhathablog
Online review by Blogtrotter: http://fionnchu.blogspot.com/2010/06/geoffrey-chaucer-hath-blog-medieval.html
Article from the Sonoma State STAR: http://www.sonomastatestar.com/features/brantley-bryant-brings-medieval-history-to-life-1.1598742