But, despite that, the dissertation is progressing. I now actually have a fairly firm topic, and am neck-deep in research on Medieval children and Medieval romance. The end-goal is to put together a coherent argument for children as an audience for romance, and for Medieval romance, like its modern incarnation, as an efficient vehicle for the transmission of societal values and general societal enculturation. This all goes towards my greater, over-arching theory that, basically, Medieval people are just like us, only with less sophisticated and invasive technology. Down with the myth of the Medieval Other!
Anyways, hi everyone! Sorry I'm so anchoritic!