Short & Snappy with Andrew Lynch

DESCRIBE YOUR DREAMS.

Vague and hard to remember.

WHAT’S SOMETHING ON YOUR BUCKET LIST?

Sicily.

FAVOURITE MOVIE?

Kaos — Taviani Brothers.

BEST GIFT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

Cowboy suit when I was five.

DESCRIBE YOUR HANDWRITING.

It’s been called ‘repressed’.

IN TEN YEARS, WHAT WILL YOU BE NOSTALGIC FOR?

With luck of various kinds, a recent Carlton premiership.

FAVOURITE WORD?

sothefastnesse (from Chaucer).

WHAT’S THE BEST SHORT STORY YOU’VE EVER READ?

Well, two I really like are ‘Eliduc’ by Marie de France, and ‘Lady with Lapdog’ by Chekhov.

WHAT FICTIONAL PLACE WOULD YOU MOST LIKE TO VISIT?

It’s not fictional, but I fantasise about being on the south coast of western Australia about 500 years ago.

MORNING OR NIGHT?

Morning.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVOURITE THING ABOUT HOME?

Trees and birds, and people.

WHAT’S THE LAST ADVENTURE YOU WENT ON?

Montréal.

WHERE’S THE FIRST PLACE YOU LOOK FOR INSPIRATION?

Poetry / Life.

IS CEREAL SOUP?

Weetbix is the staff of life.

WHAT’S THE CLOSEST THING TO MAGIC?

Children.


Andrew Lynch is a Professor of English and Cultural Studies at the UWA. His interests cover the literature and culture of later medieval England and ‘medievalism’, the post-medial reception and imaginative recreation of the middle ages.

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