Thursday, 26 June 2008

LOL Manuscripts!

Recommended weekend humour: LOL Manuscripts! in which Sarah Redmond, a a PhD student in Renaissance studies, annotates early woodcut illustrations, often using Kitty Pidgin, and also provides intelligent satirical critique of the generally weird content and original context ("LOL Manuscripts is how I amuse myself as I scour EEBO for research"). Thrill to the 1643 Popemobile; Wound Man (the picture - here's another variant - that led to Hannibal Lecter's capture, as mentioned in Red Dragon); English monarchs annotated; sheep exacting their revenge; rude and amusing typography; and more (language and cultural references possibly offensive). The site has a number of good links out to online historical texts.
- Ray. Thanks to Liz at I Speak of Dreams.

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