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Jeffrey Cohen
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Stories of Blood 5: City of Catastrophes
by J J Cohen We're getting there. Here's the penultimate section of my "Stories of Blood" project, this on medieval Norwich as a riled postcolonial expanse.  Earlier posts: Stories of Blood 1: Real and Recent Blood  (this post has the project background) St...

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Stories of Blood 4: Impure Blood
by J J Cohen Continuing to blog, in my slow way, the project that in time became my book Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain . You'll see from this earlier iteration that the materials are the same (the archive is twelfth century Latin h...

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Object Lessons for Earth Day
by J J Cohen Some excerpts you may enjoy, including one from Earth , at the Bloomsbury site .

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(thank you)
Thank you for being a reader -- and supporter -- of In the Middle. The six of us undertake what we do on this blog (and on Facebook and Twitter) because you inspire us. We attempt to offer a counter-example of "useless," non-commodified and yet vibrant conv...

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Stories of Blood 3: Histories of Blood
by J J Cohen Continuing here my blogging of the original version of my book Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain -- a project that was called Stories of Blood . In retrospect it's the version I wish I had published. Part one ( Real and Re...

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Stories of Blood 2: The Blood of Race
receipt roll for tallage of Issac fil Jurnet in Norwich, 1233. E 401/1565 by J J Cohen Today I am continuing to blog Stories of Blood, the original version of the project that became Hybridity, Identity and Monstrosity in Medieval Britain: On Difficult Midd...

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Stories of Blood 1: Real and Recent Blood
by J J Cohen I have written in the past about the mistake I made of publishing a book that costs $100 , and swore not to do it again. For a long while I have been pondering how to make work more accessible. Open access can be great, but the downside is that...

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Object Earth
by J J Cohen Earth is a home, a limit, and a recurring challenge . In early celebration of Earth Day, Bloomsbury is featuring an adapted excerpt from Earth , the book I wrote with planetary scientist Lindy Elkins-Tanton on the stakes and losses of attemptin...

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My class stinks. Also, Literature & the Environment.
by J J Cohen Literally . I've been teaching a Chaucer course in the only classroom housed within the English Department, a windowless interior room where every now and then the HVAC system belches out the scent of sewage along with a puff or two of air cond...

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imperatives and impediments
by J J Cohen This afternoon I led a  GW  faculty and librarian discussion called " Arts and Humanities  # Resist : A Salon , " a contribution to an ongoing (and underfunded) series of tea time workshops focused upon cross disciplinary collaboration. I gave ...
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