Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART) is a journal of essays designed to assist teachers in communicating an understanding of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Since we believe that excellent research and inspired teaching are dual aspects of a revived medieval/Renaissance curriculum, SMART essays are scholarly and pedagogical, informative and practical.


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Fall 2017 (Volume 24, Issue 2)

TEACHING ANCHORITIC TEXTS (feature collection guest edited by Christopher Roman)

  • CHRISTOPHER ROMAN  Introduction
  • SUSANNAH MARY CHEWNING  Anchorites in the Anthology: Teaching Anchoritic Literature in the Sophomore British Literature Survey
  • RICK MCDONALD  Using the Ancrene Wisse to Help Students "Get" Julian of Norwich: An Experiment
  • WILL ROGERS  Enclosing Texts, Opening up Revision: Teaching Writing as Process with Anchorites and Anthologies
  • NATALIE GRINNELL  Digital Unstorytelling: An Exercise for Teaching The Cloud of Unknowning to Undergraduates
  • CHRISTOPHER ROMAN  Ancrene Wisse and Actor-Network Theory in the Undergraduate Classroom
  • MICHELLE M. SAUER  Enclosed Addresses: The Flexibility of Anchoritic Texts in the College Classroom

ELIZABETH HOWARD  Teaching HEL through Historical Linguistics

SUSAN HRACH  "Par erat inferior versus"? Renaissance Translation for  English-Only Readers

ELIZABETH COGGESHALL  Dealing with Dante's Audacity: Borges's "Aleph" and the Mystical  Imperative

TERESA RUPP  A Historian Teaches Dante

ANGELICA DURAN  A Multi-Modal Teaching Tool: A(n Obstacle) Course in Paradise Lost

THOMAS GOODMANN  Book Review: A Journey into Love: Meditating with the Medieval Poem Piers Plowman, by Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P.

JAY RUUD  Book Review: An Introduction to Christine de Pizan, by Nadia Margolis

KAREN L. FRESCO  Book Review: Medieval Song in Romance Languages, by John Haines

STEPHEN F. EVANS  Book Review: Shakesqueer: A Queer Companion to the Complete Works of Shakespeare, edited by Madhavi Menon

E. L. RISDEN  Book Review: Mythology in the Middle Ages: Heroic Tales of Monsters, Magic, and Might, by Christopher R. Fee

CHRISTINA FRANCIS  Book Review: Medical Writing in Early Modern English, edited by Irma Taavitsainen and Paivi Pahta

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING  Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Medieval Music, edited by Mark Everist


Spring 2017 (Volume 24, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES WITH NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND TECHNIQUES (feature collection guest edited by Kisha G. Tracy)

  • KISHA G. TRACY  Introduction: Medievalists on the Pedagogical Edge
  • A. R. BENNETT  Teaching with Twitter
  • KISHA G. TRACY  Navigating Strategies for Teaching Medieval Literautre with Google  Maps
  • PETER BURKHOLDER  From Passive Viewer to Active Learner: Strategies for Teaching Medieval Film
  • ADAM FRANKLIN-LYONS  Podcasts, Lectures, and Pedagogical Flexibility: One Historian's Take on the "Flipped Classroom"
  • CAMERON HUNT MCNABB  We Are Living in a Material World: Teaching HEL through Material Culture
  • M. WENDY  HENNEQUIN  Teaching the Past Present: Re-Creating and Reproduciton in the University Classroom

JAY RUUD  "I'm a Popularizer": Rescuing Gardner's Life and Times of Chaucer

MICHEL AAIJ  Teaching the Old  and Middle English Judith--Back into the Canon

PETER LARKIN  Book Review: Death and the Noble  Body in Medieval England, by Danielle Westerhof

JASON HOUSTON  Book Review: Studies in Renaissance Humanism and Politics: Florence and Arezzo, by Robert Black


Fall 2016 (Volume 23, Issue 2)

QUEER PEDAGOGY (feature collection guest edited by Graham N. Drake)

  • GRAHAM N. DRAKE  Introduction to Queer Pedagogy (A Roundtable)
  • MICHELLE M. SAUER  Queer Pedagogy, Medieval Literature, and Chaucer
  • SUSANNAH MARY CHEWNING  Queer Pedagogy in the Two-Year College
  • LISA WESTON  Queer Pedagogy, Medieval Literature, and the Writing of Difference

ELIZABETH WILLIAMSEN  Foreign Territory: Teaching the Middle Ages through Travel Writing

JANE BEAL  Reading in a Roundtable, Socratic Dialogue, and Other Strategies for Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

HILLARY M. NUNN and LAUREN A. SCARPA  Student Encounters with Suicide in Julius Caesar

GAEL GROSSMAN Student Food Schema of the Medieval Diet Based on Self-Selected Middle Grade and Young Adult Fiction

CHRISTINA FRANCIS The Usefulness of Eli Stone to Teaching Medieval Narrative

HELEN DAMICO  Book Review: Old English Liturgical Verse: A Student Edition, edited by Sarah Larratt Keefer

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL  Book Review: Women and Writing c. 1340–c. 1650: The Domestication of Print Culture, edited by Anne Lawrence-Mathers and Phillipa Hardman

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING  Book Review: Women in Late Medieval and Reformation Europe 1200–1550, by Helen M. Jewell

SUSAN KENDRICK  Book Review: Weyward Macbeth: Intersections of Race and Performance, edited by Scott L. Newstock and Ayanna Thompson

RICHARD KAY  Book Review: Bede and the End of Time, by Peter Darby

AILEEN A. FENG  Book Review: Short History of the Renaissance, by Lisa Kaborycha

GLENN DAVIS  Book Review: Old English Reader, edited by Murray McGillivray

STEPHEN F. EVANS  Book Review: Sex Acts in Early Modern Italy: Practice, Performance, Perversion, Punishment, edited by Allison Levy


Spring 2016 (Volume 23, Issue 1)

BETSY CHUNKO-DOMINGUEZ and EDWARD TRIPLETT  Digital Humanities and Medieval Studies: The Plan of St. Gall as a Case Study on Shifting Pedagogical Concerns

ALAN S. AMBRISCO  Battling Monstrosity in Beowulf and Grendel (2005): Using a Film Adaptation to Teach Beowulf

KATHERINE GUBBELS  Queer Approaches to Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

CAROL JAMISON  J. K. Rowling’s Own Book of Chivalry: Incorporating the Harry Potter Series in an Arthurian Literature Course

JULIA FINCH  Medieval Manuscripts, Digital Users, and the University Classroom

YVONNE SEALE  Imagining Medieval Europe in the College Classroom

KATHLEEN FORNI  Ackroyd’s Deviant Chaucer: Translation and Target Cultures

ALISON A. BAKER  Opposing Forces: Understanding Classical Gods in Medieval and Early Modern Literature

JOEL ROSENTHAL  Teaching The Medieval History Survey: All of Europe!!

NANCY VAN DEUSEN  Book Review: The Renaissance Reform of Medieval Music Theory: Guido of Arezzo between Myth and History, by Stefano Mengozzi

MARTHA W. DRIVER  Book Review: Women in England in the Middle Ages, by Jennifer Ward

ANNETTE LEZOTTE  Book Review: Renaissance Art Reconsidered: An Anthology of Primary Sources, edited by Carol M. Richardson, Kim W. Woods, and Michael W. Franklin

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL  Book Review: The Medieval Sea, by Susan Rose

NANCY VAN DEUSEN  Book Review: Gregorian Chant, by David Hiley

ANNETTE LEZOTTE  Book Review: Merchants, Princes and Painters: Silk Fabrics in Italian and Northern Paintings 1300–1550, by Lisa Monnas

MARY OLSON Book Review: A Gentle Introduction to Old English, by Murray McGillivray

LESLEY A. COOTE  Book Review: British Outlaws of Literature and History: Essays on Medieval and Early Modern Figures from Robin Hood to Twm Shon Catty, edited by Alexander L. Kaufman


Fall 2015 (Volume 22, Issue 2)

OLD ENGLISH ACROSS THE CURRICULUM—CONTEXTS AND PEDAGOGIES (featured collection guest edited by Haruko Momma and Heide Estes)


  • HARUKO MOMMA and HEIDE ESTES  Old English across the Curriculum—Contexts and Pedagogies

Part 1:  Historical Old English

  • FRED C. ROBINSON  Why Study Old English?
  • CARLA MARÍA THOMAS  Blurring the Lines: Early Middle English in the Old English Classroom
  • HEIDE ESTES  Teaching Old English in History of the English Language

Part 2:  Old English through Different Media

  • PETER S. BAKER  On Writing Old English
  • ERIC WEISKOTT  A Plea for Pronunciation
  • MARTIN CHASE  Teaching Old English Codicology and Palaeography from the Beginning

Part 3:  Interactive Old English

  • ERICA WEAVER  Attending to Poems: Learning from Latin Pedagogy
  • BOB HASENFRATZ  Paradigm Bashing Challenges to Teaching and Learning Old English in the Twenty-First Century
  • NIENKE C. VENDERBOSCH  The Language Bank as a Tool for Active Learning
  • MARTIN FOYS  Hwæt sprycst þu?: Performing Ælfric’s Colloquy

Part 4:  Old English in/and Translation

  • STACY S. KLEIN  Anglo-Saxon Pedagogy and the “Circle of Shame”
  • MICHAEL MATTO  Remainders: Reading an Old English Poem through Multiple Translations
  • MO PARELES  Teaching Graduate Students to Teach Old English


  • HARUKO MOMMA  By All Means


  • PETER S. BAKER  Hærrig Wand Bygeþ [Harry Buys a Wand]
  • BOB HASENFRATZ  A Frequency List of Old English Vocabulary in a “Canonical” Corpus

JAY PAUL GATES  Reading Pronouns: An Entry to Medieval Textual Culture

TOM SHIPPEY  Book Reviews: Viking Language 1: Learn Old Norse, Runes and Icelandic Sagas, by Jesse L. Byock; and Viking Language 2: The Reader, by L. Jesse Byock

STEPHEN F. EVANS  Book Review: Queer Renaissance Historiography: Backward Gaze, edited by Vin Nardizzi, Stephen Guy-Bray, and Will Stockton

WILLIAM F. HODAPP  Book Review: The Cambridge Companion to Boethius, edited by John Marenbon


Spring 2015 (Volume 22, Issue 1)

INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO TEACHING CHAUCER (featured collection guest edited by Alison Langdon and David Sprunger

  • GLENN STEINBERG  Teaching Chaucer through Chaucer's Bookshelf
  • CANDACE BARRINGTON  Teaching Chaucer in Middle English: A Fundamental Approach
  • MICHAEL MURPHY  Chaucer: The Text and the Teaching Text
  • ROBERTA MILLIKEN  Using Rap Music to Teach an Appreciation of Chaucer's Language in the British Literature Survey Class
  • SARAH POWRIE  Lost and Found in Translation: Updating Chaucer's Status with the Millennial Generation
  • REBECCA BRACKMANN  To Caunterbury They Tweete: Twitter in the Chaucer Classroom
  • MELISSA RIDLEY ELMES  Prdn Me? Text Speak, Middle English, and Chaucer's Pardoner'sTale

CHRIS CRAUN  Covering the Daily Life of Pre-Modern People in History Classes

MARY C. FLANNERY  Teaching with Twitter: A Medievalist's Case Study

ARVIND THOMAS  Moving between Vernacular Verse and Latin Prose in an Undergraduate Seminar on Troilus and Criseyde

STEPHEN F. EVANS  Book Review: At Home in Shakespeare's Tragedies, by Gerald U. de Sousa

MEL STORM  Book Review: The Grail, the Quest and the World of Arthur, edited by Norris J. Lacy

BARBARA HANAWALT  Book Review: Lost Londons: Change, Crime and Control in the Capital City, 1550–1660, by Paul Griffiths

DONALD WINEKE  Book Review: The Shakespeare Handbooks: A Midsummer Night's Dream, by Martin White

STEPHANIE HORTON  Book Review: Greenery: Ecocritical Readings of Late  Medieval English Literature, by Gillian Rudd

AMY MORRIS  Book Review: Women in Dark Age and Early Medieval Europe c. 500–1200, by Helen M. Jewell


Fall 2014 (Volume 21, Issue 2)

TEACHING MEDIEVAL DRAMA (featured collection guest edited by Sheila Christie)

  • SHEILA CHRISTIE  Introduction
  • ALAN BARAGONA  The Text-Appeal of Medieval Drama for a Texting Generation
  • GARRETT EPP, SHEILA CHRISTIE, and MARTIN WALSH  Performance Tactics for the Study of Medieval Drama
  • ED LINGAN  Medieval Drama and Contemporary Dramaturgy: Problem-Based Learning in the Twenty-First Century
  • MARY ELIZABETH ELLZEY  Can we do this all the time?  Forming a Medieval Drama Troupe
  • LOFTON L. DURHAM  “The Burgundians Knew How to Party!”: Engaging Students with a Primary Source-Based Unit on Medieval Performance
  • MARIO LONGTIN  Teach Me How to Trust: Example of the French Farce
  • LORI A. BERNARD  What is Medieval Spanish Drama Anyway?
  • SHEILA CHRISTIE  (Extra)Ordinary Woman: Teaching Female Agency in Margery Kempe and the York Play
  • KATHLEEN ASHLEY  Mankind: The Omnibus Text

ANDREA R. HARBIN and TAMARA F. O’CALLAGHAN  Hyperprint Texts and the Teaching of Early Literature

TARA WILLIAMS  Magical Thinking: Cognitive Approaches to Teaching Medieval Marvels

NORRIS J. LACY  Book Review: The Cambridge History of Literary Criticism. Vol. II: The Middle Ages, edited by Alastair Minnis and Ian Johnson

WILLIAM F. HODAPP  Book Review: Aliens and Englishness in Elizabethan Drama, by Lloyd Edward Kermode

REBECCA JUNE  Book Review: The Literary Subversions of Medieval Women, by Jane Chance


Spring 2014 (Volume 21, Issue 1)

TEACHING PIERS PLOWMAN (featured collection guest edited by Theodore L. Steinberg)

  • THEODORE L. STEINBERG  Introduction
  • THOMAS GOODMANN  Why Not Teach Langland?
  • THEODORE L. STEINBERG  I’m Dreaming of Piers Plowman
  • LOUISE BISHOP  Piers Plowman: Text and Context

ADAM H. KITZES  Canonicity, Literary History, and the Survey of English Literature: Teaching Percy’s Reliques of Ancient English Poetry to Undergraduates

MEGAN HARTMAN  Beowulf  Then and Now: Understanding the Medieval Hero through a Modern Contrast

R. JACOB MCDONIE  Teaching Medieval Literature at a Hispanic-Serving Institution

MERIEM PAGES  The Crusades as a Tool to Discuss the Relationship between Islam and the West in Medieval Europe

JULIE ELB  Knights! Camera! Action! Using Anachronistic Movies to Successfully Teach Medieval History

CLAIRE SPONSLER  Is There a Play in This Book? Editing and Teaching Medieval Drama

SUSAN KENDRICK  Book Review: The Cambridge Introduction to Shakespeare’s Comedies, by Penny Gay

E. L. RISDEN  Book Review: The Chronica Maiora of Thomas Walsingham (1376–1422), translated by David Preest, with introduction and notes by James G. Clark

GWENDOLYN MORGAN  Book Review: European Sexualities, 1400–1800, by Katherine Crawford

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL  Book Review: Communal Discord, Child Abduction, and Rape in the Later Middle Ages, by Jeremy Goldberg

LESLEY A. COOTE  Book Review: Allegory and Sexual Ethics in the High Middle Ages, by Noah D. Guynn

CHRISTINA FRANCIS  Book Review: Brueghel’s Heavy Dancers: Transgressive Clothing, Class, & Culture in the Late Middle Ages, by John Block Friedman


Fall 2013 (Volume 20, Issue 2)

GINA BRANDOLINO  Margery and “the Juice”: Teaching The Book of Margery Kempe Using O.J. Simpson’s "If I Did It."

MISTY SCHIEBERLE  Barnyard Pedagogy: An Approach to Teaching Chaucer’s Nun’s Priest’s Tale

MICHAEL EVANS  A Land War in Asia

CRYSTAL HALL  Orlando Furioso: The Board Game

MOLLY MARTIN  Malory’s Launcelot and Gwenyver in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom

MICHAEL LIVINGSTON  Teaching the Medieval Orpheus: Bridging Mythology and Medieval Literature

KAROLYN KINANE  Arthurian Legends in General Education: An Example of Student-Centered Pedagogy

JOSEPH CANDIDO  Teaching Students to Listen to Shakespeare

DONALD WINEKE  Book Review: Shakespeare and the Middle Ages: Essays on the Performance and Adaptation of the Plays with Medieval Sources and Settings, edited by Martha W. Driver and Sid Ray

JENNY REBECCA RYTTING  Book Review: Women and the Divine in Literature before 1700: Essays in Memory of Margot Louis, edited by Kathryn Kerby-Fulton

KAREN BOLLERMANN  Book Review: Milton and Maternal Mortality, by Louis Schwartz

ROBERT GRAYBILL  Book Review: Chaucer and Religion, edited by Helen Phillips

E. L. RISDEN  Book Review: Humanism, Machinery, and Renaissance Literature, by Jessica Wolfe

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL  Book Review: The Medieval French Pastourelle Tradition: Poetic Motivations and Generic Transformations, by Geri L. Smith


Spring 2013 (Volume 20, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES AT MINORITY-SERVING COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES (featured collection guest edited by James M. Palmer and Pearl Ratunil)

  • JAMES M. PALMER and PEARL RATUNIL  Introduction
  • PEARL RATUNIL  “There the White Folks Go Again”: Medieval Studies and the Minority Student
  • MARY BEHRMAN  Thanne Longen Morehouse Men to Goon on Pilgrimages
  • DONNA CRAWFORD  Crossing the “Grisly Rokkes Blak”: Teaching Chaucer at an HBCU
  • MARY C. OLSON  Is Relevance Relevant? Teaching the Middle Ages at an HBCU
  • KEN A. GRANT  Dispelling the Myths: Medieval Studies at a Predominantly Hispanic University
  • BARBARA A. GOODMAN  Fostering Medieval Studies within “Sondry” General Education Curricula

NICOLE CLIFTON  Teaching The Man of Law’s Tale

NATHANIAL B. SMITH  The Eve Debates: Teaching Milton alongside Anti-Misogyny Literature

BERNARD LEWIS  Teaching Chaucer Out Loud

JAY RUUD  Book Review: Logic and Humour in the Fabliaux: An Essay in Applied Narratology, by Roy J. Pearcy

ELIZABETH HYDE  Book Review: The Hammer of Witches: A Complete Translation of the Malleus Maleficarum, by Christopher S. Mackay

TRACEY R. SANDS  Book Review: The Far Traveler: Voyages of a Viking Woman, by Nancy Marie Brown


Fall 2012 (Volume 19, Issue 2)

TEACHING HERESY (featured collection guest edited by Andrew E. Larsen)

  • ANDREW E. LARSEN  The Orthodoxies of Teaching Heresy
  • JANINE LARMON PETERSON  Hit and Run Heresy: Examining Heterodoxy in the Medieval Survey Course
  • JENNIFER KOLPACOFF DEANE  Inquiring Minds: Teaching Inquisitorial History to Undergraduates Using Role-Playing

MATTHIEU BOYD  The Poems of Blathmac, Son of Cú Brettan, and The Dream of the Rood

E. L. RISDEN  The World of the Text: Source Study, Philology, and Teaching the Middle Ages through Tolkien

MAREN CLEGG HYER  Cædmon and the WebQuest

ALEX MUELLER  A Prehistory of Resistance to Writing across the Curriculum

SIÂN ECHARD  Book Review: Medievalism, Multilingualism, and Chaucer,  by Mary Catherine Davidson

ADAM FRANKLIN-LYONS  Book Review: England and Iberia in the Middle Ages, 12th–15th Century: Cultural, Literary, and Political Exchanges, edited by María Bullón-Fernández

TRAVIS JOHNSON  Book Review: The Arthurian Way of Death: The English Tradition, edited by Karen Cherewatuk and K. S. Whetter


Spring 2012 (Volume 19, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE HISTORY OF THE BOOK (featured collection guest edited by Michael Johnston)

  • MICHAEL JOHNSTON  Introduction
  • ANDREW TAYLOR  Experiencing Authority, Confronting the Cool: Bringing Medieval Book History into the Classroom
  • DAVID C. MENGEL  Teaching the Codex as Writing Technology
  • ALLISON MURI  Teaching the History and Future of the Book
  • DABNEY A. BANKERT and MARK RANKIN  Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Manuscript and Print Culture in Theory and Practice
  • MICHAEL  JOHNSTON  The History of the Book as a Supplement to the Literature Survey
  • ERIC J. JOHNSON  “A closed book is a mute witness”: A Curator’s Approach toward Teaching with Rare Books and Manuscripts
  • COLLECTION CONTRIBUTORS  Annotated Bibliography to Teaching the History of the Book Collection

LESLEY A. COOTE  Book Review: The Harrowing of Hell in Medieval England, by Karl Tamburr

YVONNE BRUCE  Book Review: Women’s Writing in the British Atlantic World: Memory, Place and History, 1550–1700, by Kate Chedgzoy

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO  Book Review: Soldiers, Nobles and Gentlemen: Essays in Honour of Maurice Keen, by Peter Coss and Christopher Tyerman

JUDITH FERSTER  Book Review: Chaucer’s Language, by Simon Horobin


Fall 2011 (Volume 18, Issue 2)

TEACHING ITALY (featured collection guest edited by Barbara Stevenson)

  • BARBARA STEVENSON  Introduction
  • MARY BETH LONG  Gum-Poppers Deserve Their Own Level of Hell: Teaching the Inferno to Baptists
  • BARBARA STEVENSON  Representations of Saladin in the (New) Middle Ages
  • KURT M. BOUGHAN  Teaching Goro Dati’s Libro segreto
  • KATHRYN A. HALL  Teaching Christine de Pizan and the Text via Late Medieval Book Production in Bologna and Paris

CARL GRINDLEY  The Whisper Game: Teaching Stemmatics

DARCI N. HILL  Altered Arguments: A Textual Analysis of George Herbert’s “Man”

JAY RUUD  “A Great Flash of Understanding”: Teaching Dante and Mysticism

ALEXANDRA COOK  “Why Study the Middle Ages?”  On Re-Imagining the Medieval Literature Survey

JOHN M. GANIM  Book Review: Illustrating Camelot, by Barbara Tepa Lupack with Alan Lupack

ANTHONY J. CÁRDINAS-ROTTUNNO  Book Review: The Arts of Intimacy: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in the Making of Castilian Culture, by Jerrilyn D. Dodds, María Rosa Menocal, and Abigail Krasner Balbale

LESLEY A. COOTE  Book Review: Shakespeare Films in the Making: Vision, Production and Reception, by Russell Jackson

GWENDOLYN MORGAN  Book Review: Key Concepts in Medieval Literature, by Elizabeth Solopova and Stuart D. Lee

EDWARD CHRISTIE  Book Review: Imaginary Worlds in Medieval Books: Exploring the Manuscript Matrix, by Martha Dana Rust

ROBERT GRAYBILL  Book Review: The Medieval British Literature Handbook, edited by Daniel T. Kline


Spring 2011 (Volume 18, Issue 1)

TEACHING POSTCOLONIAL HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (featured collection guest edited by Michael M?atto)

  • MICHAEL MATTO  Foreword
  • ANDREW TROUP  Postcolonial HEL: Where Do I Find Room on My Syllabus?
  • ELISE E. MORSE-GAGNÉ  From Sutton Hoo to Tougaloo: Teaching HEL at an HBCU
  • ROBERT STANTON  Teaching Varieties of English in the HEL Classroom
  • K. AARON SMITH  Standardization after 1600 and Its Effects on Two Domains of English Linguistic Structure

JOSHUA PARENS  Showing Students the Importance of Political Philosophy in Medieval Islamic and Jewish Philosophy

JANE BLANCHARD  Staying on Course with Spenser

GAVIN T. RICHARDSON  Practical Paleography in the Chaucer Classroom

JENNY ADAMS  Breaking the Waves: Margery Kempe Goes South

ROBERT BRAID  Book Review: Deviance and Power in Late Medieval London, by Frank Rexroth, translated by Pamela E. Selwyn

NIALL SHANKS  Book Review: The Black Death  1346–1353: The Complete History, by Ole J. Benedictow

MEL STORM  Book Review: Chaucerian Spaces: Spatial Poetics in Chaucer’s Opening Tales, by William F. Woods

AMY MORRIS  Book Review: Mary Queen of Scots: An Illustrated Life, by Susan Doran

REBECCA BRUNSON  Book Review: The Yale Companion to Chaucer, edited by Seth Lerer

DAVID J. DUNCAN  Book Review: The Seventh Crusade, 1244–1254: Sources and Documents, edited by Peter Jackson

CATHERINE R. ESKIN  Book Review: Romance for Sale in Early Modern England: The Rise of Prose Fiction, by Steve Mentz

GWENDOLYN MORGAN  Book Review: Erotic Discourse and Early English Religious Writing, by Lara Farina


Fall 2010 (Volume 17, Issue 2)


  • DAVID WATT  Introduction: “Olde Bokes . . . Newe Science”: Remediation in the Medieval Classroom
  • ALEX MUELLER  Wikipedia as Imago Mundi
  • DAVID WATT  Does Size Matter to Students Working with Manuscripts Today? A Case Study
  • SONJA DRIMMER  Illuminating Remediation: Recapturing Medieval Modes of Reading and Looking in the Classroom

R. JAMES LONG  Peeling the Onion: Rescuing Timeless Truth from Its Time-Bound Setting

JOSEPH P. HUFFMAN  Between History and Romance: Teaching Medieval Culture to Undergraduates through Chivalric Biography

DOMINIQUE BATTLES  The Chaucer Seminar: Rethinking the Long Research Paper

THOMAS SHIPPEY  Book Review: The Keys of Middle-Earth: Discovering Medieval Literature through the Fiction of J.R.R. Tolkien, by Stuart D. Lee and Elizabeth Solopova

SIÂN ECHARD  Book Review: Virtually Anglo-Saxon: Old Media, New Media, and Early Medieval Studies in the Late Age of Print, by Martin K. Foys

MICHAELA PAASCHE GRUDIN  Book Review: Boccaccio’s Naked Muse: Eros, Culture, and the Mythopoeic Imagination, by Tobias Foster Gittes

ALFRED K. SIEWERS  Book Review: Ents, Elves, and Eriador: The Environmental Vision of J. R. R. Tolkien, by Matthew Dickerson and Jonathan Evans

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO  Book Review: The Christianity Reader, edited by Mary Gerhart and Fabian E. Udoh

LESLEY A. COOTE  Book Review: The Children’s Crusade: Medieval History, Modern Mythistory, by Gary Dickson

MEG ROLAND  Book Review: Malory’s Contemporary Audience: The Social Reading of Romance in Late Medieval England, by Thomas H. Crofts

STEPHEN F. EVANS  Book Review: Teaching Chaucer, edited by Gail Ashton and Louise Sylvester

SUSAN KENDRICK  Book Review: Vulgar Eloquence: On the Renaissance Invention of English Literature, by Sean Keilen


Spring 2010 (Volume 17, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MYSTICS (featured collection guest edited by Christopher Roman)

  • CHRISTOPHER ROMAN  Introduction
  • WILLIAM HODAPP  Teaching Mystics in Undergraduate Medieval Studies Courses: The Case of Hildegard of Bingen
  • CAROL BLESSING  “But Julian of Norwich said Jesus is a girl!”: Teaching Medieval Mystical Works by Females at a Conservative Protestant University
  • LISA LETTAU  Julian of Norwich: A Problem-Based Approach

DEBRA BEST  Monsters of Medieval England: A Course Outline

LESLIE JOAN CAVELL  Digital Savvy: Meeting Our Students Halfway

DANA OSWALD  “The lyf so short, the crafts so long to lerne”: Reading Chaucer in Translation in the British Literature Survey Class

WILLIAM F. HODAPP  Book Reviews: REED in Review: Essays in Celebration of the First Twenty-Five Years, edited by Audrey Douglas and Sally-Beth MacLean, and Teaching with the Records of Early English Drama, edited by Elza C. Tiner

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL  Book Review: The Medieval Chastity Belt: A Myth-Making Process, by Albrecht Classen

JEAN E. JOST  Book Review: Pulp Fictions of Medieval England: Essays in Popular Romance, by Nicola McDonald

JOHN M. GANIM  Book Review: The Book of John Mandeville, edited by Tamarah Kohanski and C. David Benson


Fall 2009 (Volume 16, Issue 2)

TEACHING THE QUEST (featured collection guest edited by Barbara Stevenson and Frances B. Holt)

  • EDWARD DONALD KENNEDY  "Follow the Gleam": The Grail Quest in Medieval and Post-Medieval Literature
  • PHIL PURSER  "There and Back Again": J. R. R. Tolkien and the Literature of the Medieval Quest
  • JEAN E. JOST  A Comparative Examination of the European Holy Grail Romances in One Undergraduate Medieval Literature Course
  • ROBIN Y. HUFF and CAROLA MATTORD  Interdisciplinary Approaches to German Crusade Literature in Translation with Selective Bibliography
  • CARMEN ACEVEDO BUTCHER  WebQuesting after the Heroine in Hildegard's Ordo Virtutum
  • JOSEPHINE A. KOSTER  'It's Only a Model": The Quest for King Arthur in Film and Literature Classes
  • TISON PUGH  Teaching the Genders of Medieval Romance with Parodies: A Case Study Featuring Guerin's "Long-Assed Berenger," Chaucer's "Tale of Sir Thopas," and Monty Python and the Holy Grail

ALEXANDRE LEUPIN  Book Review: The French Fetish from Chaucer to Shakespeare, by Deanne Williams

SARAH STANBURY  Book Review: Privacy and Solitude in the Middle Ages, by Diana Webb

CHRISTINA FRANCIS  Book Review: The Reign of Chivalry, by Richard Barber

YVONNE BRUCE  Book Review: Kenneth Burke on Shakespeare, edited by Scott L. Newstok

STEPHEN M. WAGNER  Book Review: Medieval Art: A Resource for Educators, by Michael Norris

BARBARA HANAWALT  Book Review: The Goodman of Paris: A Treatise on Moral and Domestic Economy by a Citizen of Paris, c. 1393, translated with introduction and notes by Eileen Power

MICHAEL MCGLYNN  Book Review: The Victors and the Vanquished: Christians and Muslims of Catalonia and Aragon, 1050–1300, by Brian A. Catlos


Spring 2009 (Volume 16, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES THROUGH TRAVEL (featured collection guest edited by David Sprunger and Roy Hammerling)

  • ROY HAMMERLING and DAVID SPRUNGER  Maximum Engagement: Concordia College Embedded Exploration Seminars
  • JANET SCHRUNK ERICKSEN  A May Session Course in York, England
  • DABNEY A. BANKERT  Teaching the Middle Ages through Travel in a Semester Residential Program
  • KARLA KNUTSON  Reflections on Studying the Middle Ages Abroad: A Former Student's Thoughts and Suggestions

ALISON GANZE  Postscript to the Middle Ages: Teaching Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose in a Medieval Literature Survey

ALISON A. BAKER  Doing the Math in an English Class: Leading Quantitative Learners to Become Critical Readers

STEPHANNIE S. GEARHART  "Take My Part": Using Generational Conflict to Teach King Lear

GALE R. OWEN-CROCKER  Image, Fact, and the Critical Imagination: Teaching Anglo-Saxon Studies through Archaeology

RAYMOND L. CALABRESE  Book Review: Beowulf for Business: The Modern Warrior's Guide to Career Building, by E. L. Risden

DAVID J. DUNCAN  Book Review: The Rare and Excellent History of Saladin or al-Nawadir al-Sultaniyya wa‘l-Mahasin al-Yusufiyya, by Baha’ al-Din Ibn Shaddad, by Baha’ al-Din Ibn Shaddad

MICHAEL D. BAILEY  Book Review: The Malleus Maleficarum, selected, translated, and annotated by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

KAREN BOLLERMANN  Book Review: Marriage, Sex, and Civic Culture in Late Medieval London, by Shannon McSheffrey

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL  Book Review: A Companion to the Fairy Tale, edited by Hilda Ellis Davidson and Anna Chaudhri

WILLIAM D. PADEN  Book Review: Chivalric Fiction and the History of the Novel, by Caroline A. Jewers


Fall 2008 (Volume 15, Issue 2)

PEDAGOGY OF HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE (featured collection guest edited by K. Aaron Smith and Susan M. Kim)

  • K. AARON SMITH and SUSAN M. KIM  Introduction
  • HARUKO MOMMA  Prefatory Remarks by the Roundtable Organizer: How the Project Began and Where It Might Go from Here
  • MICHAEL MATTO  Standard English and Standards of English: Where HEL Meets Composition Studies
  • ROBERT STANTON  Reaching High School Teachers and Students in the HEL Classroom
  • EDWIN DUNCAN  Reaching Out: The Web as a Learning Tool
  • ROBERT D. STEVICK  Seasoned Suggestions for Teaching the History of English
  • MOIRA FITZGIBBONS  Using Gullah as a Focal Point in an HEL Course
  • K. AARON SMITH and SUSAN M. KIM  Fighting in Public: Approaches to Team Teaching HEL and Bridging English Studies

MAIRI COWAN  Teaching the English Reformation to History Students through the Music of Thomas Tallis

MARCIA SMITH MARZEC  Reading the Cross: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching The Dream of the Rood

ERIN MULLALLY  The New Girl in School: Teaching Judith in a Survey Course

ANNA DRONZEK  Book Review: Necessary Conjunctions: The Social Self in Medieval England, by David Gary Shaw

JAY RUUD  Book Review: Chaucer and the City, edited by Ardis Butterfield

SIÂN ECHARD  Book Review: Print Culture and the Medieval Author—Chaucer, Lydgate, and Their Books 1473–1557, by Alexandra Gillespie

C. DAVID BENSON  Book Review: Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales: A Casebook, edited by Lee Patterson

SANDY FEINSTEIN  Book Review: Horse and Man in Early Modern England, by Peter Edwards


Spring 2008 (Volume 15, Issue 1)

TEACHING THE MIDDLE AGES AT SMALL COLLEGES (featured collection guest edited by William F. Hodapp)

  • WILIAM F. HODAPP  Introduction
  • E. L. RISDEN  Who We Are, What We Do 
  • BRENT A. PITTS  Jump-Starting a Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at a Small Comprehensive College
  • RICK MCDONALD  Enthusiasm and A'muse'ment: Making Students Crazy for Medieval Classes
  • DOMINIQUE BATTLES and PAUL BATTLES  Building a Better Introduction to a Medieval English Literature Course
  • MICKEY SWEENEY  Generating Enthusiasm: Performing Chaucer in the Small Liberal Arts College Classroom
  • ANDREA SCHUTZ  No Tidal Bore at All: Teaching The Seafarer to Maritimers
  • JOHN D. COTTS  Was Bernard of Clairvaux a Republican? The Middle Ages and the Liberal Liberal Arts College
  • WILLIAM F. HODAPP and TODD WHITE  From Scriptorium to Press: The Book as Focus in a Small College Medieval and Renaissance Studies Seminar

SHANNON GAYK  Teaching Chaucer's Legacy

ALEXANDER L. KAUFMAN  Teaching Medieval Outlaws

DAVID J. DUNCAN  Book Review: Osman's Dream: The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300–1923, by Caroline Finkel

ANNETTE LEZOTTE  Book Review: Saints in Medieval Manuscripts, by Greg Buzwell

KATHRYN L. REYERSON  Book Review: Housing the Stranger in the Mediterranean WorldLodging, Trade, and Travel in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, by Olivia Remie Constable

SISTER MARY CLEMENTE DAVLIN, OP  Book Review: A Guidebook to Piers Plowman, by Anna Baldwin

RICHARD L. HARRIS  Book Review: Einarr Skulason's "Geisli": A Critical Edition, edited by Martin Chase


Fall 2007 (Volume 14, Issue 2)

THE FUTURE OF THE PAST: ANGLO-SAXON STUDIES IN THE CLASSROOM (featured collection guest edited by Glenn Davis and Robin Norris)

  • JAMES R. MATHIEU  Introduction
  • MARK LACELLE-PETERSON  Claiming a Place at the Table: Anglo-Saxons in the Liberal Arts Curriculum
  • GLENN DAVIS  Beowulf in Fourth Period: Anglo-Saxon England in the High School Classroom
  • CHRISTINA M. FITZGERALD  Swords, Sex, and Revenge: Teaching Beowulf and Judith with Tarantinos Kill Bill
  • ROBIN NORRIS  From Beowulf to "Heaneywulf": Bookending the British Literature Survey
  • MARCIA SMITH MARZEC  "Retrieving the Anglo-Saxon Past": A Course Plan
  • LISA DARIEN  Bridging the Gap: Getting Medieval at the Small Liberal Arts College
  • RONALD STOTTLEMYER  A Study-Abroad Course in Anglo-Saxon Culture: On-Site Experiential Learning

RONALD GANZE  A Lot about Lote: Pearl, and the Significance of a Single Word

DEREK ANDREW RIVARD  Teaching the History of Monasticism with the TEAMS Documents of Practice Series

VICKIE ZIEGLER  Book Review: The Medieval Garden, by Sylvia Landsberg

LISA J. KISER  Book Review: Literary Landscapes and the Idea of England, 700–1400, by Catherine A. M. Clarke

SUSAN KENDRICK  Book Review: The Cambridge Introduction to Early English Theatre, by Janette Dillon


Spring 2007 (Volume 14, Issue 1)

RETHINKING HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE PEDAGOGY AND RESEARCH (featured collection guest edited by Haruko Momma and Michael Matto)

  • HARUKO MOMMA and MICHAEL MATTO Foreword and Notes on Contributors
  • THOMAS CABLE  A History of the English Language
  • GLENN DAVIS  Introducing HEL: Three Linguistic Concepts for the First Day of Class
  • FELICIA JEAN STEELE  Studying Like a Scientist: Adapting Successful Pedagogies from the Sciences to HEL
  • GEOFFREY RUSSOM  Literary Form as an Independent Domain of Validation in HEL Pedagogy
  • MATTHEW GIANCARLO  Dialect Recordings as Teaching Tools for History of the English Language
  • MICHAEL MATTO  The English Language in History
  • K. AARON SMITH  The Development of the English Progressive: A Felicitous Problem for the Teaching of HEL
  • ANDREW GALLOWAY  Middle English as a Foreign Language, to "Us" and "Them" (Gower, Langland, and the Author of The Life of St. Margaret)
  • DANIEL DONOGHUE  The Future of Workbooks in Teaching the History of the English Language
  • HARUKO MOMMA  Afterword: HEL for the Monolingual Frame of Mind

GREGORY M. SADLEK  Chaucer in the Dock: Literature, Women, and Medieval Antifeminism

DANA SYMONS  Long-Lasting Love: Teaming Chaucer with The Trials and Joys of Marriage

WILLIAM H. CLAMURRO  Book Review: Juana the Mad—Sovereignty and Dynasty in Renaissance Europe, by Bethany Aram

DAVID J. DUNCAN  Video Review: Kingdom of Heaven (widescreen edition), directed by Sir Ridley Scott

WINTHROP WETHERBEE III  Book Review: Dante, Cinema, and Television, edited by Amiulcare A. Iannucci


Fall 2006 (Volume 13, Issue 2)

GRADUATE STUDENT TEACHING (featured collection guest edited by Jen Gonyer-Donohue and J. Patrick Hornbeck)

  • JENNIFER PRICE  From Teaching Assistant to Instructor: Five Practical Tips for Planning and Teaching Your Own Course
  • REBECCA WILCOX  Who Needs Medieval Studies? Negotiating Non-Medieval Classrooms and Curricula
  • JOSHUA BIRK  Far A Field: Why Teach in a Discipline Not Your Own?
  • MICA GOULD and AMANDA KAUFMAN  Surviving HEL: Making History of the English Language Applicable

SCOTT D. TROYAN  Book Review: Angels and Earthly Creatures: Preaching, Performance, and Gender in the Later Middle Ages, by Claire M. Waters

WINTHROP WETHERBEE III  Book Review: The Decameron First Day in Perspective: Volume One of the Lectura Boccaccii, edited by Elissa B. Weaver

MARTHA DRIVER  Book Review: The Book Unbound: Editing and Reading Medieval Manuscripts and Texts, edited by Siân Echard and Stephen Partridge

GWENDOLYN MORGAN  Book Review: Tolkien and the Invention of MythA Reader, edited by Jane Chance

ELISHEVA CARLEBACH  Book Review: The Jewish Enlightenment, by Shmuel Feiner, translated by Chaya Naor


Spring 2006 (Volume 13, Issue 1)

BARBARA ALTMANN  Christine de Pizan in the Classroom: Letting Her Speak and Be Heard

MICHAEL CORNELIUS  Teaching Shakespeare from Film for Introductory Literature Courses

MARY M. PADDOCK  Minnesang and the Undergraduate in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom

JAY RUUD  Julian of Norwich and Piers Plowman: The Allegory of the Incarnation and Universal Salvation

ROBIN HASS BIRKY and DOUGLAS SWARTZ  Book Review: Wanton Words: Rhetoric and Sexuality in English Renaissance Drama, by Madhavi Menon

DAVID DUNCAN  Book Review: Women, Property, and the Letters of the Law in Early Modern England, edited by Nancy E. Wright, Margaret W. Ferguson, and A. R. Buck

SARA NALLE  Book Review: Souls in DisputeConverso Identities in Iberia and the Jewish Diaspora, 1580–1700, by David L. Graizbord

JERRY PIERCE  Book Review: Regular Life: Monastic, Canonical, and Mendicant Rules, selected and introduced by Daniel Marcel La Corte and Douglas J. McMillan

BRIGITTE ROUSSE L Book Review: 'Prions en chantant': Devotional Songs of the Trouvères, edited and translated by Marcia Jenneth Epstein


Fall 2005 (Volume 12, Issue 2)

MAUREEN GILLESPIE DAWSON  Weeping, Speaking, and Sewing: Teaching Christine de Pizan's The City of Ladies

BRIAN J. LEVY  Raoul de Houdenc Goes to the Movies

DIANE REILLY  Teaching Medieval Manuscripts to Studio Art Students: A Case Study

THEODORE L. STEINBERG  A Monstrous Regiment of Super-Subtle Venetians

WILLIAM WATTS  The Medieval Dream Vision as Survey of Medieval Literature

CATHERINE R. ESKIN  Book Review: Sick Economies: Drama, Mercantilism, and Disease in Shakespeare's England, by Jonathan Gil Harris


Spring 2005 (Volume 12, Issue 1)


  • BARBARA STEVENSON  Introduction
  • BONNIE WHEELER  King Arthur and the Seductions of Chivalry
  • TISON PUGH  The Professor as Green Knight: Teaching Sir Gawain and the Green Knight through the Semiotics of Confusion
  • MICHAEL CRAFTON  Joseph Campbell and Teaching Arthuriana
  • JEFF MASSEY  "What's Wrong with This Picture?" Teaching Arthuriana via the Via Negativa
  • CAROL JAMISON  King Arthur Online: A Brief Navigational Tour of a Web-Enhanced Arthurian Survey Course

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO  Book Review: Editing Robert Grosseteste, Papers from the Thirty-Sixth Annual Conference on Editorial Problems, University of Toronto, November 3–4, 2000, edited by Evelyn A. Mackie and Joseph Goering

SUSAN L. EINBINDER  Book Review: Renewing the Past, Reconfiguring Jewish Culture: From al-Andalus to the Haskalah, edited by Ross Brann and Adam Sutcliffe


Fall 2004 (Volume 11, Issue 2)

2001 and 2002 MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDWEST CONFERENCE PAPERS (second of two special issues guest edited by E. L. Risden and Russell Rutter)

  • E. L. RISDEN and RUSSELL RUTTER  Preface: Gaudeo and Myrthe—Extending Research in Medieval Studies to the Classroom 
  • RUSSELL RUTTER  Identity Politics and the Fragility of Civilization: Teaching Beowulf in the Context of General Education
  • STEPHEN YANDELL  Undergraduate Readers as Narrative Cartographers
  • E. L. RISDEN  Walking Hadrian's Wall: Learning, Teaching, and Pounding the Pavement
  • KAREN MORANSKI  The Romance of History and the History of Romance: Teaching and Researching Scotland


Spring 2004 (Volume 11, Issue 1)

2001 and 2002 MEDIEVAL ASSOCIATION OF THE MIDWEST CONFERENCE PAPERS (first of two special issues guest edited by E. L. Risden and Russell Rutter)

  • E. L. RISDEN and RUSSELL RUTTER  Preface: Gaudeo and Myrthe—Extending Research in Medieval Studies to the Classroom 
  • SUSAN YAGER  Bringing the Classroom into Research
  • GREG ROPER  "Brighten the Corner Where You Are": How I Found a Way to Marry Teaching and Research and Just Maybe Be Happy
  • CARLOS HAWLEY-COLON  Scholarship and the Classroom: Navigating the Gulf
  • TOM CONNOR  Whose (Who's) Charlemagne? Charlemagne's Posterity and the Creation of Modern France


Fall 2003 (Volume 10, Issue 2)

HARRIET HUDSON  Surveying the Middle Ages

LESLEY A. COOTE and BRIAN J. LEVY  "The Middle Ages Go to the Movies": Medieval Texts, Medievalism, and E-Learning

WILLIAM F. WOODS  The Chaucer Foundation: Composition, Social History, and The Canterbury Tales

BRIGITTE ROUSSEL  Book Review: Tortured Subjects: Pain, Truth, and The Body in Early Modern France, by Lisa Silverman


Spring 2003 (Volume 10, Issue 1)

ALAN S. AMBRISCO  Teaching the Squire's Tale as an Exercise in Literary History

LISA ROBESON  Leaves that are Part of the Tree: Teaching the Past through the Present in a Humanities I Course

BARBARA STEVENSON  Antar, an Islamic Counterpoint to Roland

KATHRYN MARIE TALARICO  Once? Future? How Do We Teach Arthur's End?

MARY HARRIS RUSSELL  Book Review: Medieval Children, by Nicholas Orme


Fall 2002 (Volume 9, Issue 2)

ALAN BARAGONA  The Once and Future Subject: Why King Arthur Lives on in the Classroom and How Arthuriana Can Help

JOHN WILLIAM HOUGHTON  "Twice-Told Tales": Teaching Medievalisms to High School Seniors

NORRIS LACY  Unteaching and Teaching the Arthurian Legend

TISON PUGH  Chaucer and Genre: A Teaching Model for the Upper-Level Undergraduate Course

MARY FLOWERS BRASWELL  Book Review: Chaucer, 1340–1400: The Life and Times of the First English Poet, by Richard West


Spring 2002 (Volume 9, Issue 1)

MOLLY MORRISON  Dante According to John Doe: Using Seven to Teach Dante's Notion of Contrapasso

E. L. RISDEN  Teaching Anglo-Saxon Humor or Yes, Virginia, There is Humor in Beowulf

GREGORY ROPER  Making Students Do the Teaching: Problems of "Brit Lit Survey I"

JAMES SCOTT  St. Peter, Aeneas, and the Medieval Evolution of Vergilian Allegory

WILLIAM F. WOODS  Cinematic Medievalism: Reflections on a Film Workshop


Fall 2000 (Volume 8, Issue 2)

MAUREEN FRIES  The Mythologizing of Charles T. Wood in Stories of Ladies of the Lake from the Middle Ages to Beyond

JAMES A. GRABOWSKA  Let the Text Speak for Itself Revisited: Using Exempla to Teach the Middle Ages

MARGARET P. HASSELMAN  Teaching Machaut's Remede de Fortune in an Undergraduate Humanities Course

DANIEL T. KLINE  Taming the Labyrinth: An Introduction to Medieval Resources on the World Wide Web

NAOMI REED KLINE  Creating and Teaching with the CD-ROM A Wheel of Memory: The Hereford Mappamundi

GREGORY M. SADLEK  Visualizing Chaucer's Pilgrim Society: Using Sociograms to Teach the "General Prologue" of The Canterbury Tales


Spring 2000 (Volume 8, Issue 1)


  • MEL STORM  Introduction
  • TERESA BARGETTO-ANDRES  Teaching Medieval Translation Culture of Fifteenth-Century Spain
  • CRAIG A. BOYD  "Gratia non tollit naturam sed perficit": Teaching St. Thomas's Summa Theologiae to Undergraduates
  • GAYLE GASKILL  Performance Theory and Research in the Undergraduate Shakespeare Survey
  • MAUREEN GILLESPIE  Love and the Unlovable Hero in Alexis and Roland
  • SUSAN HALLORAN  Gender and Identify: Teaching the Middle Ages in a College Survey Class
  • JEAN E. JOST  Teaching The Canterbury Tales: The Process and the Product
  • PATRICIA A. NELSON, LINDA A. McMILLIN, and PEGGY HOLDREN  Castles and Kids: Interdisciplinary Collaboration for Teaching the Middle Ages in the Elementary School
  • EDWARD L. RISDEN  Dante's Vita Nuova as Ante-Chapel to the Commedia


Fall 1999 (Volume 7, Issue 2)

ANN W. ASTELL  Seeing Double: Reflections in (and on) the Mirrors of Joan of Arc

REBECCA BARNHOUSE  Students Editing Manuscripts

MARY FLOWERS BRASWELL  Promoting the Text: Teaching Chaucer Through the Kress Collection

ALEXANDER M. BRUCE  Strategies for Introducing Old and Middle English Language and Literature to Beginning Students

NANCY SPATZ  Apocalypticism: A Senior Capstone History Seminar

JAMES NORTON  Teaching Confession in Milton's Paradise Lost

HUGH RICHMOND  Teaching Shakespeare in Performance at the Restored Shakespeare Globe Theatre at Bankside, London

ALEXIS VALK  Teaching Medieval Community Life: The Return of Martin Guerre

CINDY VITTO  The Perils of Translation, or When is a Knyzt a Gome?

RUSSELL J. MEYER  Book Review: The Spenser Encyclopedia, edited by A. C. Hamilton


Spring 1999 (Volume 7, Issue 1)

CHRISTOPHER M. BELLITTO  How the Middle Ages Helped Make Representative Government: A Bibliographic Guide for the Classroom

MARY DOCKRAY-MILLER  Medieval Literature and Material Culture

SANDY FEINSTEIN  "Teehee" and Teaching Chaucer Cross Culturally in Kansas, Denmark, and Bulgaria

LOUIS G. KELLY  Modus significandi rhetoricus: Jean Gerson against Dialectic

PETER KONIECZNY  Searching for Rodrigo Diaz: The Sources of El Cid

PAUL PELLIKKA  ACTER, Actors, and Teaching Shakespeare through Performance

GERARD VERBEKE  Medieval Understandings of the Notion of Language in the Aristotelian Tradition


Fall 1998 (Volume 6, Issue 2)

THE TEACHING OF LANGUAGE ARTS IN THE MIDDLE AGES (featured collection guest edited by James J. Murphy)

  • JAMES J. MURPHY  Introduction
  • GILLIAN R. EVANS  The Educational Preoccupation of Twelfth-Century Language Studies: The Development of an Academic Character
  • ELAINE FANTHAM  The Roman Background to Medieval Instruction: The Teaching of Quintilian
  • SAMUEL JAFFE  Commentary as Exposition: The Declaratio oracionis de beata Dorothea of Nicolaus Dybinus
  • DOUGLAS KELLY  The Scope of Medieval Instruction in the Art of Poetry and Prose: Recent Developments in Documentation and Interpretation
  • R. H. ROBBINS  Methods of Teaching Grammar in the Middle Ages: Partitiones/ schedographia
  • JOHN O. WARD  The Catena Commentaries on the Rhetoric of Cicero and Their Implications for Development of a Teaching Tradition in Rhetoric


Spring 1998 (Volume 6, Issue 1)

R. W. CARSTENS  Communes and Communities: The Democratic Elements of Medieval Life

DANIEL E. CHRISTIAN  "Celestial Cross-Pollination" at Work: High School Students Respond to Dante

KIMBERLY CONTAG  What's So Funny about Don Quixote?

BRIAN S. LEE  A Girdle Round about the Earth: Some Medieval Perceptions of the World

NORALYN MASSELINK  Teaching Donne's Devotions through the Literature of AIDS

RICHARD OBERDORFER  Pursuing the White Boar: Approaches to Teaching Richard III

TERENCE SCULLY  An Appetite for Learning

ROBIN HASS  Book Review: Arthurian Women: A Casebook, edited with an introduction by Thelma Fenster


Fall 1997 (Volume 5, Issue 2)

THEODORE M. ANDERSSON  Jacques Le Goff on Medieval Humor

NICOLE CLIFTON  Teaching Chaucer's Troilus and Criseyde to Freshmen

BRIAN DALSIN  Developing Students' Personal Views of the Middle Ages: History 201

JAMES A. GRABOWSKA  Let the Text Speak for Itself: What Medieval Exempla Can Teach Us about the Middle Ages

ROBERT V. GRAYBILL  A Parlor Game for Teaching Imagery

MICHAEL HANRAHAN  Teaching Textual Politics

LEE TOBIN McCLAIN  Introducing Medieval Romance via Popular Films: Bringing the Other Closer

MICHAEL D. MYERS  Teaching Medieval History through Legend and Film

MARK DAVID RASMUSSEN  Feminist Chaucer? Some Implications for Teaching

MARYLYNN SAUL  Using a Hypertext Web to Teach the Theme of Love in the Middle Ages

IDA SINKEVIC  Sacred Space Seen through Fish-Eye Lenses


Spring 1997 (Volume 5, Issue 1)

Part 1:  Introduction

  • RUTH HAMILTON  CARA and Secondary School Initiatives
  • HELEN DAMICO  Outreach to the Secondary Schools: The New Mexican Model

Part 2:  Outreach to Albuquerque and Beyond

  • LOU LIBERTY  Romance in the Desert: The University-Secondary School Partnership
  • JONATHA JONES  So Who Are All These Dead Guys Anyway?: Peer-Mentoring and the Peer-Mentor
  • BETH RUSNELL  Teaching in the Backcountry: The Need for the Satellite Program
  • LESLIE A. DONOVAN  Extending Outreach to Teachers: A One-Day Workshop in Computer-Integrated Pedagogy for the New Mexico Military Institute

Part 3:  Seminars and Workshops

  • RUTH HAMILTON  King Arthur in New Mexico: The First Seminar
  • PATRICK J. GALLACHER  Fairness and Generosity in The Canterbury Tales
  • MARY WACK  Chaucer in the Secondary Schools: "Electronic Chaucer"
  • LESLIE A. DONOVAN  Computers in the Medieval Classroom: A Round Table Re-Creation in Learning


Fall 1993 (Volume 4, Issue 2)

ALFRED DAVID  From Epic to Romance: A Generic Approach to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight

JAMES M. BLYTHE and SARAH L. E. PRATT  The Crusades Game

MARGARET CAIN  Grounding from the Ground Up

AYERS BAGLEY  A Wolf at School


Spring 1993 (Volume 4, Issue 1)

DOROTHEA FRENCH  Peregrinatio: Pilgrimage as a Nexus for Interdisciplinary Teaching of the Middles Ages

PHYLLIS R. BROWN  Penance and Pilgrimage in The Divine Comedy and The Song of Roland

ERIC F. APFELSTADT  Art and Architecture along the Pilgrimage Routes to Santiago de Compostela

ROBERTO J. GONZALEZ-CASANOVAS  Alfonso X's Model for Castilian Universities

CAROLINE JEWERS  Book Review: The Complete Romances of Chretien de Troyes, translated with an introduction by David Staines


Fall 1992 (Volume 3, Issue 2)

CHARLES T. WOOD  In Medieval Studies, Is "To Teach" a Transitive Verb?

BRIAN DALSIN  Classroom Use of Primary Documents for Medieval Rural History

ANDREW CRICHTON  Medieval History: Selected Reading Lists from Leading American Colleges and Universities in History

KENNETH E. CUTLER  Mystery Documents in Early Medieval History

GREGORY ROPER  Letting the Students Ask the Questions: Milton and the New Historicism


Spring 1992 (Volume 3, Issue 1)

FREDERICK KIEFER  Renaissance Design: An Interdisciplinary Approach

DEBORAH ROBBINS  Urban Communities and Urban Form in the Middle Ages: The Examples of Siena and Florence

SUSAN WARD  Teaching Medieval Art History to Art Students

HARRIET McNEAL  Book Review: Italian Art, 1400–1500: Sources and Documents, edited by Creighton E. Gilbert


Fall 1991 (Volume 2, Issue 2)

ANDREW B. CRICHTON  Shakespeare's "Out-Heroding Herod": Exploring How He Adapted Medieval Traditions to His Renaissance Theme

THOMAS P. CAMPBELL  Medieval Church Plays in a Community Setting

M. REBECCA TATTER-MYERS  Portraits of Medieval Communities: Reading between the Lines in Medieval French Farces

WILLIAM A. CLEMENTE  Syr Orfeo: Making Connections


Spring 1991 (Volume 2, Issue 1)

TEACHING CHAUCER: A ROUNDTABLE  DISCUSSION (Panelists: Larry Benson, John Fisher, Derek Pearsall; Respondent: Alfred David; Moderator: Robert L. Kindrick)

  • ALFRED DAVID  Medieval Communities in The General Prologue to The Canterbury Tales
  • CELIA MILLWARD  Teaching Chaucer in France
  • ALAN HINDLEY and BRIAN LEVY  Spanning Twelfth and Twenty-First Centuries: Computer Technology and the Teaching of Old French

LISA KISER  Three Videocassette Reviews: Chaucer, A Prologue to Chaucer, Geoffrey Chaucer and Middle English Literature, by Films for the Humanities, Inc.


Fall 1990 (Volume 1, Issue 2)

DAVID STAINES  The Tradition of King Arthur: The Grail in Legend and Film

LEE ANN TOBIN  Contemporary Medievalism as a Teaching Tool

CYNTHIA EVANS  Can an "Old, Dead Classic" be Revived?

ELIZABETH GIRSCH  Doing Away with Stereotypes: Attitudes toward "Otherness" in Anglo-Saxon Communities

CAROLYN PRAGER  "Blak as a Bla Mon": Reflections on a Medieval English Image of the Non-European

HARRIET HUDSON  Two Videocassette Reviews: The Medieval Monastery, produced by Philip Diles and Steven Kelly, Toronto Media Center; and Robin Hood and the Friar, produced by Poculi Ludique Societas, Toronto Media Center


Spring 1990 (Volume 1, Issue 1)

THEODORE M. ANDERSSON  From the Xanthus to the Rhine: The Legend of Troy in the Nibelungenlied

SOLVEIG OLSEN  Siegfried's Resurrection: Reviving the Medieval Heroes in the Classroom

AYERS BAGLEY  Grammar as Teacher: A Study in the Iconics of Education

DIANA C. J. MATTHIAS  Teaching Medieval Literature in a Museum

THOMAS J. DERRICK  New Approaches from the Folger Shakespeare Library