Dr. Gail Berlin is stepping down from chairing the Department of English for ten years and is delighted to have an opportunity to teach Honors Core 101 for the first time. A medievalist with expertise in Old and Middle English language and literature, she teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses. She completed her B.A. at Sarah Lawrence College, her M.A. at Boston College, and her Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her research focuses on Medieval Women and Holocaust literature. She has also written about the images of Æsop’s fables in the border of the Bayeux Tapestry and on representations of Jews on the Hereford World Map. Her most recent articles concern emotion in the teaching of Holocaust literature (forthcoming in College English) and Moses in Middle English literature (forthcoming in Illuminating Moses: The Reception of Moses in the Middle Ages). Interests include Balkan music and dance, singing, frame drumming, and writing really short poems.