Self-revelation and confession in ‘The Wife of Bath’

From the Vault: 2004 Before starting a discussion of The Wife of Bath’s self-revelation and confession devices in her Prologue and Tale, it is important to briefly consider the concept of confession and its implications for the reading of Chaucer’s tale. In the Judeo-Christian tradition public or private acknowledgement of sinfulness is indispensable condition to … More Self-revelation and confession in ‘The Wife of Bath’

On mobiles and laptops

One of my job responsibilities in my department is as a learning technologist. I am responsible for finding new tech solutions to improve teaching and learning and for helping my colleagues to use, adopt, and adapt these new tools by integrating them to their teaching practice. I am the one of the tutors in the … More On mobiles and laptops

‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ by Tracy Chevalier

Chevalier writes historical novels where artists and their work provide the context for the development of the narrative and the creation of fictional characters. In this precious short novel she uses the famous medieval tapestries as the background for a story of love, desire, loss, and coming of age. The story is told by different … More ‘The Lady and the Unicorn’ by Tracy Chevalier