I'm no Julian of Norwich, but...

The Toast often does a good job with medieval memes, and with this one, they've knocked the proverbial ball out of the park. I link partially in anticipation of teaching ENGL 3300 (Women in Literature: Medieval Women's Literary Culture) shortly, where we'll read Julian and learn exactly why all things shall be well.

If Julian of Norwich Were Your Professor ...

... you would ask her what would be on the final, and she would reply, “All manner of things shall be on the exam.”

 

... she would always have a mug of tea nearby. When the two of you had meetings, she would offer you a cup of tea. It would always be builder’s tea, and you would always accept. Your papers would be returned to you with tea-rings on them, and sometimes a scribbled note of apology beside the stains.

 

... she would calmly and efficiently dispatch any offensive comments made by the bro in the back row. He would feel instant contrition, and start reading progressive feminist sites as soon as he got home. By the following semester, he would bring brownies to Gay-Straight Alliance meetings at which he would never, ever speak, only listen.

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