With a brief break in the current workload I’ve been looking forward to using the week to get on with refining my work on Boeve, but then the final version of my essay for the forthcoming book on Tolkien’s music appeared in my Inbox for last minute checks. Because the research on Tolkien’s minstrelsy intersects with the background to Boeve, it has been helpful to revisit references that apply to both areas of research.
Nevertheless, my research and writing time remains very limited at present. Once the Boeve article is finished – for good or ill – I’m still hoping to work on my next book proposal – an Introduction to Bevis looking at Texts and Contexts. Even though Jennifer Fellows has covered a good deal of ground in her new edition, I do believe there is room for further consideration from the lit. crit perspective.