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Literature, Language, Culture Dialogue Series Archive

More information forthcoming Fall 2021.
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
YouTube link to Pimone Triplett and Charles LaPorte: Gwendolyn Brooks, Terrance Hayes, and “The Golden Shovel”
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
YouTube link to Laura Chrisman and Colette Moore on "Colonization in Reverse"
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
YouTube link to Geoffrey Turnovsky & Anna Preus on Digital Humanities, Data Science and TEI
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
YouTube link to Prof. Anis Bawarshi on Genre and Academic Leadership
Prof. Anis Bawarshi on Genre and Academic Leadership
Our 2021-2022 season kicks off with an episode featuring Department Chair Anis Bawarshi. Anis discusses genres as frameworks that organize our ways of imagining, including what they make possible and exclude, and how they can be changed to configure new possibilities, relationships, and ways of being.  ... Read more
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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