Interview with Curtis Runstedler


Medieval and Early Modern Student Association

Curtis Runstedler will be leading our next seminar, on ‘Alchemy and Exemplary Narratives in Middle English Poetry’ (https://www.facebook.com/events/331798223858669/). 5 December (A MONDAY), World Heritage Visitor’s Centre. As usual, tea and biscuits from 17:40, seminar at 18:00. 

We chatted to Curtis about Canada, teaching and the inevitable proceeds of his philosopher’s stone. 

Tell us a bit about yourself. Where are you from?

I’m from the snowy landscapes of Ottawa, Canada. Actually, it’s not snowy all the time – in the summertime, it can get up to 40 degree Celsius (talk about extremes!). Good surfing weather in the summertime (just needs more tasty waves).
I completed my undergraduate degree at Carleton University and then swam across the pond to complete my MA degree at Durham University (I wrote on werewolves in the medieval romance and it was lots of fun). I enjoyed the experience so much that I decided to stay…

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