• Jennifer Jahner
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Probing the Past and Present

Jennifer Jahner delves into the origins of propaganda in the Middle Ages
In graduate school, Jennifer Jahner became intrigued by the medieval equivalent of the "protest song"—verses that took the thorniest and most controversial matters of the time, like war and taxes, and presented them in an artful, persuasive way. When she poked around and found that many of these poems remained understudied and unknown, she took them on and has spent the years since examining the origins of propaganda in the Middle Ages.
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