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.
Public Scholarship Project Director & Series Editor: C. R. Grimmer
Project Manager: Jake Huebsch
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Episode 6: Professor Leila K. Norako on Why Study and Teach Medieval Literature Now?
University of Washington English Department's Assistant 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.
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