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 Scheingold

This 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

The UW Alumni Magazine, Viewpoint, published an article about the 50th anniversary of Shawn Wong's anthology, Aiiieeeee! along with 50 years of UW Press publishing Asian American writing, mentioning many English Deptment graduates who published books as well. To read the article click here:… Read more
English department faculty Jesse Oak Taylor, Charles LaPorte, Habiba Ibrahim, and Chad Allan are featured in a new UW Humanities podcast titled “Ways of Knowing,” an eight-episode podcast connecting humanities research… Read more
Pimone Triplett and Charles LaPorte: Gwendolyn Brooks, Terrance Hayes, and “The Golden Shovel”
Pimone Triplett and Charles LaPorte discuss how the poetic form from Terrance Hayes' "The Golden Shovel" grew out of deeper history of race and gender in America to help us better contextualize the famous Gwendolyn Brooks poem, "We Real Cool." Read more
Laura Chrisman and Colette Moore on "Colonization in Reverse"
Professors Laura Chrisman and Colette Moore discuss the different ways literature and language studies can function together when reading and teaching historical and literary texts. In this episode, you will learn more about the poem, "Colonization in Reverse," its historical context, and how literature and language studies inform one another. Key texts include the poem, "Colonization in Reverse" by "Miss Lou" (Louise Bennett Coverley).… Read more
Geoffrey Turnovsky & Anna Preus on Digital Humanities, Data Science and TEI
University of Washington professors Anna Preus (English) and Geoffrey Turnovsky (French and Italian Studies) discuss the value of the Digital Humanities, including how instructors and students make use of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI) in their classrooms, their learning, and in the practice of archiving. Read more