Teaching the Middle Ages

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Teaching the Middle Ages (TMA) volumes are selections of papers in medieval pedagogy which were presented at four different "Teaching the Middle Ages Conferences" in the Midwest from 1982 to 1990. Each volume represents the individual voices of speakers on widely differing approaches to a variety of subjects, reflecting evidence of the interdisciplinary appeal of the pre-Renaissance culture of Europe.


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Volume I | Volume II | Volume III | Volume IV

1982 (Volume I)

(CENTRAL MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY, WARRENSBURG, 1980)

  • LARRY D. BENSON Why Study the Middle Ages?
  • WILLIAM C. HALE The Germanic Tradition in Medieval Literature
  • JOHN VAN DYK On Teaching the Unity of the Middle Ages
  • JIMMY C. COUCH Juvenile Fiction and the Middle Ages
  • PHILIP NILES Evolution in Medieval History
  • JOHN A. GUEGUEN The Synthesis of Classical Wisdom
  • WINNIFRED J. GEISSLER The Unicorn in the Classroom
  • GLADYS THUM The Child of the Medieval Days
  • LINDA S. PICKLE Teaching Women in the Middle Ages
  • JACK H. WHITE The Feasts in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as Microcosms of Meaning and Structure
  • DENNIS P. SLATTERY The Image of the Body as an Aid in Teaching Dante's Purgatory
  • DAVID L. WAGNER The Seven Liberal Arts: A Comprehensive Approach to Medieval Culture
  • LINDA DAVIDSON and DAVID M. GITLITZ An Academic Program in the Year 1179: The Pilgrimage to Santiago
  • RICHARD M. CHISHOLM Organizing a Medieval Studies Minor: The Experience at Plymouth State in New Hampshire
  • RICHARD KAY The Satellite System for Teaching the Middle Ages

1985 (Volume II)

(WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, MACOMB, 1983)

  • MORTON W. BLOOMFIELD Teaching Medieval Romance
  • KENNETH D. OSTRAND Where Have All the Students Gone: Toward a Revival of Medieval Studies
  • JAMES R. PRESCOTT A Comparative Approach to Teaching the History and Culture of the Middle Ages to Ninth and Tenth Graders
  • BARBARA ANDERSON LEECH The Medieval Image of Man
  • ROBERTA BUX BOSSE Teaching Anglo-Saxon and Medieval Texts as Woman's Studies
  • MILLA B. RIGGIO Music, Manuscripts, and Messes: Teaching Anglo-Saxon at Trinity College
  • MARTHA SUTHERLAND Medieval Calligraphy: History and Studio Production
  • ALISON STONES Teaching Medieval Art: A Disciplinary Approach
  • CHRISTIE K. FENGLER and WILLIAM A. STEPHANY Medieval Art and Drama: An Interdisciplinary Approach
  • LESLEY KORDECKI Fables: The Moral of the Story
  • WILLIAM URBAN How to Teach the Crusades
  • THOMAS L. KINNEY The Legend of King Arthur: A Medieval Course for the Non-Major
  • MIRIAM YOUNGERMAN MILLER To the Past Through the Present: Medievalism as an Approach to Medieval Literature
  • RICHARD W. CLEMENT Codicology as an Introduction to Medieval Literature

1989 (Volume III)

(EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY, KANSAS, 1984)

  • JOSEPH MAROTTA The Part in the Whole: The Use of the Episode in Teaching Medieval Narrative Literature
  • HARRIET B. HUDSON Teaching Medieval Literature with Medieval Books
  • MARIAN DAVIS The Background for Middle English Literature: Saint Francis as Focal Figure
  • BRIAN DALSIN Charlemagne as a Focus for the Medieval Survey
  • LOIS ALLEN CHAPMAN Medieval Literature in the Community College Classroom
  • CARLA L. KLAUSNER and LINDA EHRSAM VOIGTS History and Literature Courses Meet at Medieval Courts
  • JOHN SCHWETMAN Minor Middle English Poems: A Context for Medieval Studies
  • SUSANNE RIQUETTI Medieval Literature in the High School Classroom
  • DELMAR C. HOMAN Simplicity and Intricacy: Two Aesthetic Styles in Medieval Literature and Art
  • SHERRY KAY, JERRY STANNARD, and RICHARD KAY Medieval Cookery for Credit
  • THEODORE M. ANDERSSON The Middle Age
  • THOMAS F. MAYER Palaeography in the Medieval Survey
  • JILL McDONALD Teaching the Medieval Mystics: Mechthild von Magdeburg

1990 (Volume IV)

(EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY, KANSAS, 1990)

  • FLORENCE H. RIDLEY Teaching the Middle Ages: The Challenge of Chaucer
  • DAVID STANLEY Considerations in Teaching Medieval Art
  • MARION F. FREEMAN Teaching Medieval Literature with Topoi
  • WINNIFRED J. GEISSLER Beowulfian Drama
  • KENNETH E. CUTLER Domesday Project
  • SHARON S. STEPHENS Teaching Medieval Mythology
  • DIANE MOCKRIDGE Medieval Mini-Seminars for Freshmen and Sophomores: "King Arthur and Legendary History" and "Courtly Love: Fact or Fiction?"
  • STEVEN R. GUTHRIE Teaching the Middle English Lyric
  • RUTH E. HAMILTON Teaching Arthur: A Model Humanities Project
  • ANN T. BERTAGNOLLI Malory's Le Morte Darthur: A Study in Genre
  • STEVEN M. TAYLOR Teaching the "Trickster": Renart, Pathelin, and Martin Guerre

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