Literature, Language, Culture Dialogue Series

The Department of English is proud to announce its new "Literature, Language, Culture: A Dialogue Series". These video and podcast episodes share faculty research and teaching, including the ways our work contributes to how we experience and seek to understand this time of global crisis. In each episode, faculty share their innovative work in fostering intellectual vitality, inspiring enthusiasm for literature, honing critical insight into the ethical and creative uses of the English language, preparing future teachers, and crafting the stories that animate our world.

Lee ScheingoldThis series is made possible with support from Lee Scheingold, author of One Silken Thread: Poetry's Presence in Grief.

Public Scholarship Project Director & Series Editor: C. R. Grimmer
Project Manager: Jake Huebsch
Social Media Student Intern: Reagan Welsh

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Recent Episodes

YouTube link to Lee Scheingold: Grieving, Sponsoring Public Poetry & Scholarship, & Writing 'One Silken Thread'
Lee Scheingold: Grieving, Sponsoring Public Poetry & Scholarship, & Writing 'One Silken Thread'
Lee Scheingold, sponsor of the "Lee Scheingold Lecture in Poetry & Poetics" and "Literature, Language, Culture: A Dialogue Series," shares why she created support for these projects. In this episode, you will learn more about her relationship to grieving her late husband and renowned scholar, Stuart Scheingold, about poetry as a way through grieving, and about what she believes poetry and humanities scholarship can offer for more love and care. Key texts range from Grief is the Thing... Read more
YouTube link to Prof. Josephine Walwema on Ubuntu Ethics and Technical Writing
Prof. Josephine Walwema on Ubuntu Ethics and Technical Writing
University of Washington English Department Professor Josephine Walwema discusses Ubuntu Ethics and explores how these ethics connect to the field of Technical Writing. In this episode, you can expect to develop a working understanding of terms in Ubuntu Ethics, but also the deep connections between Ubuntu Ethics and the technical writing community. Key texts range from Desmond Tutu's No Future without Forgiveness to Clifford G. Christians' ”Introduction: Ubuntu for Journalism Theory and... Read more
YouTube link to Prof. Douglas S. Ishii on Crazy Rich Asians, Critical University Studies, and Queer of Color Theory
Prof. Douglas S. Ishii on Crazy Rich Asians, Critical University Studies, and Queer of Color Theory
University of Washington English Department Professor Douglas S. Ishii discusses the unexpected connections between films like Crazy Rich Asians and fields such as Critical University Studies and Queer of Color Theory. In this episode you can expect to develop a working understanding of the cultural studies terms themselves, but also much of the rich history around the activism and community built along these lines.... Read more
YouTube link to Why Study and Teach Medieval Literature Now? Prof. Leila K. Norako on Chaucer, Feminism, & COVID-19
Why Study and Teach Medieval Literature Now? Prof. Leila K. Norako on Chaucer, Feminism, & COVID-19
University of Washington English Department Professor Leila K. Norako shares how reading, teaching, and studying medieval literature informs our understanding and sense of agency during COVID-19. Key texts range from "Bisclavret" by Marie de France to "The Pardoner's Tale" by Geoffrey Chaucer. ... Read more
YouTube link to Lydia Heberling on How Reading Multimodal Literature Can Support Indigenous Sovereignty
Lydia Heberling on How Reading Multimodal Literature Can Support Indigenous Sovereignty
University of Washington Doctoral Candidate Lydia M. Heberling shares how reading multimodal literature -- from canoes, to fish, to comics -- can support Indigenous Sovereignty and teach us how to "to listen to the communities that we have become very good at silencing." ... Read more
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