"Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series

The Department of English is proud to announce its new "Literature, Language, Culture" 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.

Public Scholarship Project Director: C.R. Grimmer
Project Manager: Jake Huebsch

Episode 1: Professor Jesse Oak Taylor on What Novels Can Teach Us About Cyclone Amphan and COVID-19

University of Washington Professor Jesse Oak Taylor discusses what studying literature in what's called "the environmental humanities" teaches us about collectivity during events from Cyclone Amphan to COVID-19.

Watch Jesse Oak Taylor on the YouTube Video Edition
Listen to Jesse Oak Taylor on the Podcast Edition

Episode 2: Professor Michelle S. Liu on What Asian American Studies, Literature, and Art Teach Us During COVID-19

University of Washington Professor Michelle Liu discusses what Asian American Studies, Literature, and Art teaches us during COVID-19, as well as anti-racist pedagogical practices.

Watch Michelle Liu on the YouTube Video Edition
Listen to Michelle Liu on the Podcast Edition

About the Series:  These video and podcast episodes share our 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.