Best Blogs from 2021 Literature through Time and Space Group- First Run

Here is a cross section of some of the wonderfully creative responses to the literature we have been studying from the earliest Anglo-Saxon period (starting with Beowulf) through to the early 17th Century – so far! We are heading on through the Restoration and the 18th Century, into the 19th and on to our own times… Many more blogs to come! Enjoy the mix: many of which reflect the way our cohort is finding, through studying literature, ways of dealing with their own difficulties in this Global Pandemic. CLICK ON EACH OFFERING TO TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO THE BLOG SITE.

Tamara Blakeley’s poem inspired by the opening lines of Chaucer’s Prologue reflecting on the state of our own pandemic-ridden world. Click here.  

Tina Martic’s extraordinarily insightful blog on Shakespeare’s Sonnet 130

Best Blog and Blog site is Miho Yamaguchi’s modern version of Marlowe’s Pastoral Poem. This scored a neat 100% but probably deserved more! Click here:

Harriet Bridges-Webb wonderfully creative description of a renaissance painting that charts the same story as Milton in his depiction of Adam and Eve in Paradise. Click Here

Angelina Antoun’s wonderful dramatization of The Penitent Magdalen, Georges de La
Tour, ca. 1638–43. Click Here.

Madison Lambert’s wonderful Chaucerian creation of an Aussie farmer.

Julian Murray’s exploration of the Wife of Bath and Shakespeare.

Tam Rhode’s outstanding blog site and a beautiful Chaucerian parody of our current State Premier trying to cope with COVID. Thank you Tam Rhode

Jaimie Andrews on the significance for today of Julian of Norwich’s line “All Creation as a Hazelnut”

Emily Kennedy on how Marlowe and Ralegh illuminate the pain of not being to fulfill all one’s passions during the pandemic….

Alessandro Somido’s reflections on how Marlowe triggered memories of times in Ireland as a child

Lily Dodin’s Amazing Chaucerian portrai of Kath and Kim: https://lilydodin.wordpress.com/2021/08/16/blog-1/

Angeline Parco on Crocodile Dundee- in Chaucerian vein

An Australian drunk described in Chaucerian terms. Thank you Kate Buxton

Tayla Vancuylenberg’s amazing discovery of the medieval text “The Wife’s Lament”

Shannon Walton’s wonderful rave about her discovery that Shakespeare is a forerunner of the LGBTQ community!

Emily Daniel’s picture of a young  Australian cricketer along the lines of Chaucer….

Isobel Luke on her passion for Shakespeare

Rebecca Saywell on the relevance of Marlowe and Ralegh to her experience of the Pandemic

Emily Kennedy on how Marlowe and Ralegh illuminate the pain of not being to fulfill all one’s passions during the pandemic….

Spring Wildflowers in the Bush Around Sydney: don’t miss out!

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