Irina Dumitrescu
Professor and Head of English Medieval Studies, University of Bonn

Irina Dumitrescu is professor of English medieval studies at the University of Bonn. Her writing has appeared in The London Review of Books, The Times Literary Supplement, The New York Times, The Atlantic and the LA Review of Books, among others. She is the author of The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature (2018). She lives in Bonn in Germany.

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Medieval people knew that love and pain and dread and desire made the experience of education possible, and could also sow ruin

Irina Dumitrescu