Harry Potter and the Half-Bled Pig

Vegan Harry Potter megafans are out there, everybody. They largely focus on veganizing recipes inspired by the books in order to be able to enjoy their favorite wizarding foodstuffs. Sometimes they ask questions about the role of vegans in the books, but these discussions are few and far between. I did not honestly… » 12/19/14 12:42am Today 12:42am

Finals and the Not Wanting to Do Them

Ugh. I am so done with this semester. I have just two more bits of my own work, and then grading, and then I'm done. But I really, really just want to be done. I don't want to write these papers. I have 16 pages on the Clerk's Tale, and I just don't want to do more but I have to (I'm likely to need at least seven more… » 12/13/14 11:05pm Saturday 11:05pm

Bill Cosby and Ethical Consumption of Problematic Media

Bill Cosby: accused (and given the weight of the allegations, very probable) serial rapist. Woody Allen: accused child molester. Roman Polanski: child rapist. H.P. Lovecraft: extreme xenophobic racist. Bill Maher: misogynist Islamophobe. Walt Disney: Anti-Semite. Adolf Hitler: Hitler. Dr. Seuss: drew racist… » 11/23/14 3:38pm 11/23/14 3:38pm

Chaucer's Prioress: Medieval Anti-Semitism and Church Critique

Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales are one of the great literary achievements of the later English Middle Ages. They comprise a complex work of literature, which engages in varied modes of storytelling, a layered narrative structure, and attempts to represent the viewpoints of men and women of many walks of life. » 11/18/14 1:07pm 11/18/14 1:07pm