highlyeccentric: Monty Python - knights dancing the Camelot Song (Camelot song)
Which is, I must say, not terribly up-to-date. [personal profile] jjhunter asked for a Fibbonaci Sequence tour of my DW interests (1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8 etc). So that's what you get!

1. 19th century: I like 19th century stuff! It's not my academic field but it's a great period to take historical or literary breaks in. I have a particular fondness for 19th century feminism, especially late 19th c. Australian activists and writers. And an especially particular soft spot for Louisa MacDonald and her odd, butch, novel-writing, medicine-studying, bicycle-riding, politics-talking companion Evelyn Dickinson.

2. A Place to Call Home: was a DELIGHTFUL Australian drama series which screened in 2013. Set in the aftermath of WWII, in a country NSW town. Starring Our Heroine, Sarah, a widowed Jewish-by-marriage nurse with a career and a right hook to be wary of. Starring James, closeted queer, and his wife Olivia. Starring matriarch Elizabeth, stone cold bitch and complex human. Also many other exciting characters! And ANGST AND WOE. I'm hoping they tone down the 'new angst every episode' thing and really dig into the issues they've raised, next season.

3. Anglo-Saxons: is one term for the English before 1066 (and after, if you need to distinguish between an Anglo-Norman and an Anglo-Saxon). I like this period, too! It's not my speciality field anymore, but it was at one stage. I like the English benedictine reformers and their earnest ideals; I like Archbishop Wulfstan and his conniving, Viking-lovin' ways. I like the tendency to sanctify their royalty, resulting in dynasties of saints. Also I like that an entire genre, the elegy or lament, can be summed up as "I'm all alone in a (boat / underground chamber / foreign land / etc) and I have no friends".

Atheism, chocolate, transport, Germanic languages, etc )

This has been this week's installment of December Meme! Pls to be proving two more prompts.

Week 1- Poetry as per [personal profile] majoline
Week 2- Fibonacci Interests, as per [personal profile] jjhunter
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