"Literature, Language, Culture" Dialogue Series

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"Literature Language Culture: A Dialogue Series" from the UW Department of English Seattle

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

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

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Episode 4: Professor Anu Taranath on Shame and Antiracism Beyond Guilt Trips

University of Washington Professor Anu Taranath discusses shame and hope and her book, Beyond Guilt Trips when teaching and practicing antiracism both in and outside of the classroom. 

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Episode 3: Professor Stephanie D. Clare on Queer Care and Trans Literature During COVID-19

University of Washington Professor Stephanie D. Clare discusses studying and teaching queer care and trans literature during COVID-19. Key texts range from "Nevada" by Imogen Binnie to "Fierce Femmes and Notorious Liars: A Dangerous Trans Girl's Confabulous Memoir" by Kai Cheng Thom. 

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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.

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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.

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