From my research and teaching, it’s clear that I’m stimulated by questioning how and why we study the medieval. Sure, it’s a lot of fun to do so, but I think it’s useful to engage the public in what I find myself thinking about from time to time.
Here you’ll see some of my recent efforts in engaging the public in thinking about why the medieval matters, and you’ll find some select links to media attention and broadcasts of this work. You might also find my Twitter activity (@KennaOlsen) fun and useful.
♦ Back to the future teaching immerses students. “Great Profs; You Belong Here.” Mount Royal University. February 2020. https://www.mtroyal.cayoubelonghere/teaching2020.htm
♦ Every Student Deserves a Great Prof. “You Belong Here.” Mount Royal University. February 2020. https://youtu.be/B1z4hoP5fC8.
♦ “All aboard the Medieval school bus: making Old and Middle English Literature come alive in the classroom.” Teaching Strides. Season 4, Episode 3. Host, Meg Wilcox. 2020. http://www.teachingstrides.ca/2020/01/05/season-4-episode-3-all-aboard-the-medieval-school-bus-making-old-and-middle-english-literature-come-alive-in-the-classroom/
♦ “I had great teachers.” Contributor to “Celebrate Teaching.” Mount Royal University. April 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rk2R90cE7ts
♦ Twitter Broadcast. Institute for Environmental Sustainability. Mount Royal University. May 2018. https://twitter.com/MRUSustainable/media?lang=en
♦ When Will I Use This?…Contributor to “Celebrate Teaching.” Mount Royal University. April 2018. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxzDBdVXKko
♦ Study Group… Contributor to “Celebrate Teaching.” Mount Royal University. April 2018 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EoJtY4iq2e4
♦ Nerd Nite. “Were Monks Naughty, Perverted, or Just Bored?: Reading Medieval Manuscripts.” Calgary, AB. 15 March 2018.
♦ Medievalist of the Month: Canadian Society of Medievalists. 01 February 2018. https://canadianmedievalists.org/Featured-Member/5712430
♦ Olsen, Kenna L. “Why Medieval Manuscripts Still Matter.” Mount Royal University. November 2017; January 2018.