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Course notices, news and Bob’s occasional divagations
(always wanted a chance to use that word)

Better Late Than Never

Here’s a PDF of my write-up of my keynote address for the conference of the Australian Early Medieval Association last year, which just got published in the Association’s annual journal.  I tried to have some fun . . . Patchy … Continue reading

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On the Road

In November I’ll be giving a talk in the Salon-Salon series at Alice & Co. in Kyneton.  Details on the flyer below.

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More Shots from the Launch

With thanks to Richard Mudford, who took all these.

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We Have Lift-Off

My translation-with-commentary of Beowulf was launched last night at the Collected works Bookshop.  Kris and Loretta hosted what proved a well attended and lively do. Many thanks to them and all who attended, with a special shout to my Canberra buddy … Continue reading

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Can I Interest You in a Book?

Cambridge Scholars Publishing has just featured my new book on its website at a substantial discount, so now’s your chance!   I don’t know whether the already publicised discount code will get you a further 20% off, but it’s worth … Continue reading

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Author Copies Have Arrived!

My author-copies of A Far Light have arrived. I’m forgiving myself for looking a little smug here. If not now, when?

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Announcing a Bouncing Baby Excerpt . . .

The first thirty-odd pages of A Far Light are now available on the Camridge Scholars Publishing. A Far Lite, if you like! Anyhow, if you’re at all curious, you can now have a sticky-beak by following this link: http://www.cambridgescholars.com/download/sample/63303

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Today, I Am an Amazon Author Page

My existence continues to resonate in further layers of (un-? quasi-?) reality.  Take your pick: https://www.amazon.com/-/e/B001K7RT1K They can’t yet show A Far Light ’cause it’s not yet officially published, so all you get is a few pics and my very … Continue reading

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A Dust Jacket. A Palpable Dust Jacket.

Cambridge Scholars Publishing has just sent me a proof of my Beowulf-book’s dust jacket design.  A long way to go yet: galley-proofs and indexing still to get through, but for now I can, briefly, put my feet up and feel accomplished.

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The Post-Modern Plight of the Modern University

I wrote this a while ago, and Arena Magazine published it last year, while I was in hospital recovering from my surgery. A pointless squawk, on the one hand, given how things continue to deteriorate in the corporatised university, but … Continue reading

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