Harriet Cook |
Harriet graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2013 with a degree in Modern and Medieval Languages. In the four years she was there, she specialised in medieval literature, specifically in representations of the body in medieval French narratives of metamorphosis and the ambiguities present in Diego de San Pedro’s Cárcel de amor. In her third year she went to Galicia for the first time. As an Erasmus student at the University of Santiago de Compostela, she fell in love with Galician literature, language and culture. Thanks to the Galician language courses organised by the RAG, the ILG and the USC, she started to learn Galician and use it in her work. She did an MA in medieval studies at the USC and is now studying for a PhD at King’s College London, working on the medieval Galician-Portuguese cantigas. She is also working for a startup in Cambridge that makes online language courses.
She discovered the Galician Film Forum randomly one day reading a Galician newspaper online and she joined the committee after their first event. She loves being part of the GFF, helping to promote Galician culture in the country where she was born. But this doesn’t mean she’s any closer to curing her morriña and she still thinks about Santiago every day!