Monthly Archives: February 2011

So you want to write a medieval narrative poem…

…the poets of the times were very well read individuals who could demonstrate incredible feats of memory. Many of the most popular stories told in the fourteenth century were well known to every audience. The challenge for the medieval scholar … Continue reading

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Re-Setting Narrative Expectations

The Twenty-first century’s expectations of narrative are markedly different to those of the Fourteenth. In Chaucer’s time a tale was expected to have some sort of moral message which would often be linked to the older tales of the Bible’s … Continue reading

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