I’ve had a hard time finding full-time employment after finishing graduate school. I want my PhD, but I want to pay off my student loans before I go back to school since an advanced degree in medieval literature isn’t going to open a huge number of new doors for employment. Somewhere in the middle of the job hunt and the Suite du Merlin, I decided that the only way I’d be going back to school any time soon was if I found a patron who would fund my education in exchange for a lifetime of gratitude in book forwards and speeches. You can read the full story here: I Need a Patron.
This blog is for fictitious whining to my nonexistant patron who hasn’t funded my education in a PhD program that I haven’t applied for. It’s also for anyone interested in medieval literature, philosophy, and Anglo-Saxon linguistics. It contains my academic musings as I continue to hone my experience in linguistics, history, and literature, waiting for the day that I’ll be able to apply for a PhD. It is for my letters that will never reach my patron since he/she doesn’t exist, a place to share my triumphs, failures, and endeavors that I’ve started on my own.
Hopefully, for those of you who also wish to pursue studies in medieval literature, it will provide ammunition for you to pursue your own nonexistent or hopefully-existent patrons. Wel þe þæs geweorces!