Dr. Larissa "Kat" Tracy, associate professor of medieval literature, is featured this week on the National Public Radio show With Good Reason. The program will air Wednesday, Oct. 30, at 7:30 p.m. on WVTF (89.1 and 89.3 FM and can be heard online now. Local listeners also can pick it up via a live web stream from WHRV (89.5 FM) on Thursday, Oct. 31, at 1 p.m. and in a podcast through iTunes.

Heroes of Medieval Literature

Enjoy a lively introduction to the great heroes of Medieval literature. Kat Tracy (Longwood University) reacquaints us with the popular characters—like Gawain, Robin Hood, and Richard the Lionheart—and the lesser-known heroes, like Hengist and Horsa and Havelok the Dane. Also featured: Dan Brown, the author of the wildly popular thriller The Da Vinci Code, has released his newest book, Inferno,which draws from Dante’s masterpiece Inferno. Husband and wife scholars Mark Parker (James Madison University) and Deborah Parker (University of Virginia) have come out with a companion book, Inferno Revealed: From Dante to Dan Brown, to provide readers of Brown’s Inferno with an engaging introduction to Dante and his world.

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