On July 21st, there was a small, informal gathering for Helen Damico, a professor emerita who continues to have an active presence within the Department. Christine Kozikowski and Helene Scheck, both former students of Damico’s and current medieval scholars and professors, presented Damico with a mock up of a festschrif in honor of Helen’s career that they have been preparing for the last few years. The festschrif is entitled, New Readings on Women in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in Honor of Helen Damico .