Playing with medieval visions, sounds, sensations

The theme for this year’s arts and humanities festival at King's was announced as ‘Play’ way back in spring 2016. A few of us PhD students in the English department had known for a while that we wanted to put together an event to explore our academic interests which sit slightly outside of our main … Continue reading Playing with medieval visions, sounds, sensations

New Old English: The Eric Mottram Archive

by Carl Kears The King’s College London Archives house the collections of a variety of scholars and writers who spent their careers researching and re-creating the medieval past, including Walter William Skeat, the renowned Anglo-Saxonist, and Maureen Duffy, whose illustrious career in poetry, fiction and scholarship has repeatedly returned to the Middle Ages for its … Continue reading New Old English: The Eric Mottram Archive

Playing with medieval things: Caroline Bergvall

In a series of posts, the organisers of ‘Playing with Medieval Visions, Sounds, Sensations’ explore some of the pieces of work, modern and medieval, that have inspired these workshops. https://vimeo.com/87724392 Caroline Bergvall’s multimedia project Drift (2012) is difficult to talk about neatly and succinctly. But here goes... The work comprises of performances – for voice, … Continue reading Playing with medieval things: Caroline Bergvall

Playing with medieval things: Studio Weave’s Paleys upon Pilers

In a series of posts, the organisers of ‘Playing with Medieval Visions, Sounds, Sensations’ explore some of the pieces of work, modern and medieval, that have inspired these workshops. The City of London is full of architectural juxtapositions: the Roman London Wall is barely-there in the shadow of the brutalist Barbican towers; churches with spindles … Continue reading Playing with medieval things: Studio Weave’s Paleys upon Pilers

Playing with medieval things: Jila Peacock

In a series of posts, the organisers of ‘Playing with Medieval Visions, Sounds, Sensations’ explore some of the pieces of work, modern and medieval, that have inspired these workshops. A potential problem with translating a poem into images is that you may end up fixing the meanings of ambiguous or polysemic words. However, it's wrong … Continue reading Playing with medieval things: Jila Peacock

Playing with medieval things: Patience Agbabi

In a series of posts, the organisers of ‘Playing with Medieval Visions, Sounds, Sensations’ explore some of the pieces of work, modern and medieval, that have inspired these workshops. see my jaw dropping neat Anglo-Saxon, I got ink in my veins more than Caxton and it flows hand to mouth, here’s a mouthfeast, verbal feats … Continue reading Playing with medieval things: Patience Agbabi