Over at Unlocked Wordhoard, Scott Nokes has written a long and thoughtful post about why he’s taken his interest in medieval literature beyond the confines of the campus.
For those of you who don’t know Scott, he teaches medieval literature at Troy University. His very accessible, medieval-themed blog attracts not only academics but also writers, reenactors, gamers, students, fantasy authors, and pretty much anyone else who’s intrigued by medieval subjects.
If you’re interested in the relationship between academia and the rest of society, you should check out what Scott has to say. His suggestions for broadening the academic culture, and his ideas for encouraging “fanboys” to explore the scholarly side of the humanities, apply to many other fields as well.
Scott is also, I should state for the record, extremely hospitable—not like Egil Skallagrimson at all.