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Literature, Language, Culture: A Dialogue Series

Literature, Language, Culture: A Dialogue Series

By The University of Washington Department of English

To study English is to experience the power of literature, language, and culture. In this video and podcast series, we share the University of Washington English Department’s 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. You can also follow this public scholarship series in video form on our YouTube channel, bit.ly/uwenglyt, or follow us @uw_engl on IG, Twitter, and FB.
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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."  Watch the captioned YouTube version of this talk and more:  ✔︎ https://bit.ly/TriplettandLaPorte-YT This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series Editor, C. R. Grimmer and "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager, Jacob Huebsch.
49:10
September 30, 2022
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," it's 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). Watch the youtube version of this talk and more: ✔︎https://youtu.be/99rWCoWNIcM About the Series:  This video is both part of the a public scholarship dialogue series from  The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture" and the Annual Lee Scheingold Lecture in  Poetry & Poetics. 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.   Whether you seek short-form discussions from experts in literature,  language, teaching, and cultural studies, or are simply curious about  our department’s community, you can subscribe to our channel here to  make sure you stay up to date on the series: ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe
35:52
March 30, 2022
Geoffrey Turnovsky & Anna Preus on Digital Humanities, Data Science and TEI
Geoffrey Turnovsky & Anna Preus on Digital Humanities, Data Science and TEI
Assistant Professor, Anna Preus and Associate Professor Geoffrey Turnovsky 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. In this episode you can expect to develop a working understanding of TEI and how it shapes classroom practices and can be a form of hope when considered in and outside of classroom settings. Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This episode is the eleventh in a public scholarship dialogue series from The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
30:51
December 16, 2021
Prof. Anis Bawarshi on Genre and Academic Leadership
Prof. Anis Bawarshi on Genre and Academic Leadership
University of Washington English Department Chair and Professor, Anis  Bawarshi discusses genre as a form of reading, understanding, and  creating meaning. In this episode you can expect to develop a working  understanding genre theory and how it shapes our day-to-day life, but  also how academic leadership and administration can be a form of hope  and world-building when viewed through a genre theory lens. Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This episode is the tenth in a public scholarship dialogue series from The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
32:58
October 09, 2021
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 a move love and care. Key texts range from "Grief is the Thing with Feathres" to "One Silken Thread." Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This video is the ninth in a public scholarship dialogue series from  The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
30:21
May 06, 2021
Prof. Josephine Walwema on Ubuntu Ethics and Technical Writing
Prof. Josephine Walwema on Ubuntu Ethics and Technical Writing
University of Washington English Department's Assistant 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 Practice". Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This video is the eighth in a public scholarship dialogue series from  The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
22:58
March 02, 2021
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's Assistant 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 the cultural studies terms themselves, but also much of the rich history around the activism and community built along these lines. Key texts range from Fred Moten's The Undercommons to the blockbuster film Crazy Rich Asians. Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This video is the seventh in a public scholarship dialogue series from  The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
25:38
February 04, 2021
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'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. Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This video is the sixth in a public scholarship dialogue series from  The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
26:55
January 06, 2021
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. Key texts range from "Bad Indians" by Deborah A. Miranda to "Second Serving" by L. Frank. As an episode on multimodal knowledges, key forms include wax cylinder recordings, ti'ats, and Grunion fish. Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/uwsubscribe.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This video is the fifth in a public scholarship dialogue series from  The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/ This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture"  Series Editor, C. R. Grimmer, and "Literature, Language Culture" Project  Manager Jacob Huebsch.
22:39
November 10, 2020
Professor Anu Taranath on Shame and Antiracism Beyond Guilt Trips #beyondguilttrips
Professor Anu Taranath on Shame and Antiracism Beyond Guilt Trips #beyondguilttrips
University of Washington Teaching Professor, Anu Taranath, discusses  shame and hope in teaching antiracism both in and outside of the  classroom.  Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ https://youtu.be/RRxHhItqHkE.  This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series  Editor and Public Scholarship Project Director, C. R. Grimmer, and  "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch. This video is the fourth in a public scholarship dialogue series from  The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English:  "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.  More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/ This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture"  Series Editor, C. R. Grimmer, and "Literature, Language Culture" Project  Manager Jacob Huebsch.
22:03
September 29, 2020
Professor Stephanie D. Clare on Queer Care and Trans Literature During COVID-19
Professor Stephanie D. Clare on Queer Care and Trans Literature During COVID-19
University of Washington Lecturer and Scholar, Associate 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. Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ http://bit.ly/YTClare. We created a "further reading" list for you, which you can download using the link below: ✔︎ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1XyqPdXYBu5tu_Efou_2PJXKVDKr-GAEbz9_d_wuo-6k/edit?usp=sharing.  This video is the third in a public scholarship dialogue series from The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English: "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.    More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/ This episode was produced by the "Literature, Language Culture" Series Editor, C. R. Grimmer, and "Literature, Language Culture" Project Manager Jacob Huebsch.
17:58
August 26, 2020
Dr. Michelle Liu on What Asian American Studies, Literature, and Art Teaches us During COVID-19
Dr. Michelle Liu on What Asian American Studies, Literature, and Art Teaches us During COVID-19
University of Washington Lecturer and Scholar, Dr. Michelle Liu, discusses what Asian American Studies, Literature, and Art, teaches us during COVID-19, as well as anti-racist pedagogical practices. Watch the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ https://www.bit.ly/uwenglyt. We created a "further reading" list for you, which you can download using the link below: ✔︎https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lVNfQhmPMvo3_rdoKYGmwX0idy_DZjKHFELd1DMLQIs/edit?usp=sharing/. About the Series:  This video is the second in a public scholarship dialogue series from The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English: "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.    More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
23:39
July 09, 2020
What Do the ‘Environmental Humanities’ Teach Us About Cyclone Amphan, COVID-19, and Collectivity?
What Do the ‘Environmental Humanities’ Teach Us About Cyclone Amphan, COVID-19, and Collectivity?
University of Washington Scholar, Dr. 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 the video edition on our YouTube Channel, "Literature, Language, Culture": ✔︎ bit.ly/uwenglyt.  We created a "further reading" list for you, which you can download using the following link: ✔︎ https://docs.google.com/document/d/1AUN6XiuqnMhcjli0jmLqVbDpTTx04Nv5NRu7mLLWddI/edit?usp=sharing.  About the Series:  This video is the first in a public scholarship dialogue series from The University of Washington (Seattle Campus) Department of English: "Literature, Language, Culture." 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.    More on the Department of English at The University of Washington:  ✔︎ https://english.washington.edu/
20:50
May 29, 2020