Spring, 2020: From Archives to Zoom

Our semester began in a familiar pattern of socratic classes, poetry readings, faculty meetings, writing, theater productions, and events — with a special emphasis on transcribing early modern texts for my literature students in English 255.  I’m inspired by how quickly my students adapted to recorded lectures, discussion forums, alternative assignments, endless emails, and zoom sessions, like this one featuring actor Brian Kurlander. I didn’t know it was possible to be any more impressed by my students. But their fierce, creative, determined kindness and resiliency fill me with awe, once again.