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Lost Words: 5 Medieval Words That We Need Right Now
  • Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 12:00pm to 12:15pm

Benjamin Franklin Statue in front of College Hall

Every spring and fall, Penn Arts and Sciences' faculty squeeze a wealth of knowledge and discovery into just one minute.  Topics range from human history, to fractions, to fly-fishing.

Lectures are held at noon on their scheduled dates, in front of the Benjamin Franklin statue outside of College Hall. In the case of inclement weather, lectures will be held at the Bistro at Houston Hall.

Professor Steiner received her B.A. from Brown University and her Ph.D. from Yale. She is the author of two books, Documentary Culture and the Making of Medieval English Literature and Reading 'Piers Plowman'. Her research interests extend to Lollard literature, medieval drama and ritual performance, and Jewish-Christian relations in the Middle Ages. Her teaching interests also include Old English literature, Chaucer, and poetry of all periods. Her Twitter feed, @PiersatPenn, has almost 4,000 followers.

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