I’ve been toying with updating the look of the page for awhile now; I’ve been using Reddle as my primary theme for quite some time, and it proved to be a good theme to toy with. But while I do not tend to use a lot of visual imagery on this blog, I decided that I wanted something with a little more visual flair. Reading this post over at Worst Professor Ever‘s always excellent site convinced me that it was time to take the plunge and experiment with something different.

I’ve switched over to using the Chateau theme for now; I’ll try it out for a few weeks and see how it goes. As a Renaissance scholar, I have to confess a certain fondness for the baroque styling cues this theme provides; I’ll see if that fondness outweighs my love of clean, straight lines and no-funny-business organizational cues.

Last but not least, I want to give a heads-up to a new series that will be debuting here over the next few days, “Reading the Renaissance.” I’ll save the full explanation of the series for the first post, which is already in the queue, but I will note quickly that I’m very excited to open the blog up for (hopefully!) some salon-type discussions of Renaissance humanism and prose.

And if you have any opinions on the visual changes — let me know!