Here be dragons
Famously, medieval maps of the world filled in unexplored corners with the ominous warning that ‘here be dragons’. Less famously, only one surviving map actually carries it: the Lenox Globe, which puts the dragons somewhere on the eastern coast of Asia.
I’m a student of English literature, aiming to specialise in the medieval period; I also have an abiding love of Shakespeare, Star Wars, fantasy and science fiction in general, reading and writing. Of late (I think it started when I came to university and had to start dealing with the world like a semiresponsible adult) I’ve been thinking in more depth about my own politics and what I personally get from them. For a while now I’ve been wanting a space to discuss things that don’t really fit into academia or into casual conversation. Hence this.
The Wicked Day is my blog, and aims to poke around a bit in a few of those unexplored corners. It is entirely possible I will find strange things. Maybe even dragons.