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

Irina Dumitrescu is professor and head of English medieval studies at the University of Bonn. Her essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Yale Review, PMLA, and Best American Essays 2017. Her latest book is The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature (Cambridge, 2018). She lives in Bonn, Germany. 

Written by Irina Dumitrescu

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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