Irina Dumitrescu teaches medieval literature at the University of Bonn. She is the author of The Experience of Education in Anglo-Saxon Literature (Cambridge, 2018) and editor of Rumba Under Fire: The Arts of Survival from West Point to Delhi (Punctum, 2016). Her essays have appeared in the Southwest Review, Yale Review, Aeon, The Atlantic, Politico.eu, Serious Eats, Petits Propos Culinaires, Washington Post, Zócalo Public Square, and Marginalia. Her creative work has been reprinted in Best American Essays 2016 and Best Food Writing 2017.
Literature as Lifeline: The Exile in “Call Me Zebra”
“Call Me Zebra” is a filthy love note to literature unabashedly luxuriating in its bookishness....