So, it's now official: next year's Medieval Congress at Western Michigan University will be an online-only event. I still plan to attend, albeit now remotely, and am still scheduled to give my paper "Valinor in America: Faerian Drama and the Disenchantment of Middle-earth" -- currently on the back burner while I focus on another project, but I plan to resume where I left off with the coming of the new year.
I'll miss the Tolk folk I get to see at Kalamazoo and catch up on what they're working on; another of the many disruptions caused by the pandemic. Here's hoping for better luck in 2022.
P.S.: I forgot to add that the Leeds Medieval Congress, scheduled two months after the Michigan event, July vs. May, has also been cancelled.
--current reading: David Lindsay's unfinished final novel THE WITCH
--current music: Tom Petty