When Georgie Norgate, one of my lovely undergraduate students, approached me to ask if she could interview me for a new student radio show she was starting up, I was flattered. Actually I experienced a whole range of involuntary reactions in quick succession, from horror (I HATE my voice); to curiosity (what’s it like being on the… Continue reading Interview: Arthurian Literature and Legend, Postgraduate Studies, Career Advice
Lavinia Collins is the author of The Warrior Queen, part one of a new Arthurian trilogy. This post, an interview with Collins, is the second of two exploring this new work. As a medievalist, Lavinia, you must have a keen awareness of not only the medieval stories of Arthur, but also of the countless modern adaptations… Continue reading Interview with Lavinia Collins, author of The Warrior Queen
You may have noticed that I haven’t written anything in a while. As anyone who follows me on Twitter will undoubtedly be aware (because I went on about it all the time), I handed in my Masters dissertation last month amid a wild whirligig of jubilation, relief and severe sleep-deprivation. Completing that piece of work… Continue reading The Arthurian Tradition: Gildas
Did Arthur ever exist? Who was he? When did he live? What are the ‘true’ bits of the legends? Today a work colleague asked me a question along these lines. I’m known as a bit of an enthusiast about all things Arthurian, so I get asked questions like this more than you’d think. I welcome… Continue reading Would the real King Arthur please stand up?