Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching


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 Dra ma, 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: C ommunal 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 World Lodging, 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 Myth A 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 Dispute Converso 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