I have lost Arthur’s trail–but not the desire to finish the tale of tracing his itinerary. This spring, I will return to France and pick up a thread of his fictional itinerary in the region of Dijon and, more specifically, a possible location of “Soisson.” There have been many candidates for this location in France, many of which make no geographic sense.
I will be following the geographic sleuthing of noted Arthurian scholar William Matthews in his 1974 article, “Where is Siesia-Soissoyn?”Why has taken me so long to continue this blogging journey? Like Geoffrey of Monmouth, I will invoke the writer’s prerogative when pressed to address such questions: “Of this matter, I will say nothing.”
14th century manuscript: a woman teaching geometry to monks
One justification (and that is all it is) for such blog-lassitude is the exciting work I have been doing with students at Marylhurst University in the Introduction to Literature and Writing class (see their previous comments) and, now, students in my online Maps and Literature class. A post with links to their projects is about to follow.
In three weeks, back to France. Then, no excuses.