Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART)
The current issue of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching is a sparkling miscellany covering a variety of engaging themes. Paul Hardwick shares a creative writing approach to increase students’ sense of personal involvement with medieval literature. Ilan Mitchell-Smith explains his method of teaching with the Codex Ashmole 61 as a course textbook. Boyda Johnstone and Alexandra Verini describe how the film adaptation of The Second Shepherds’ Play can fill a great resource need for medieval educators to bring texts to life. Lindsey Simon-Jones shows educators how to incorporate Old Norse literature into a general education course to improve students’ global awareness. Gregory B. Kaplan argues the importance of using low-tech pedagogy to teach the Middle Ages. Jennifer C. Vaught points out a Seinfeld television episode that contains numerous allusions to Hamlet, among many other literary and cultural texts. Ethan K. and Kipton D. Smilie show us how an undergraduate program in medieval studies can be designed to cultivate students’ critical thinking. And, finally, Robert Darcy explains how to teach Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73.
Also included in this issue are several book reviews on a variety of topics, long overdue because of a large backlog but still deserving of assessment for future reference.
Spring 2019 (Volume 26, Issue 1)
PAUL HARDWICK Much Ado about Barry Wolf: Creative Writing in the Undergraduate Medieval Literature Course
ILAN MITCHELL-SMITH Teaching Popular Contemptus Mundi with the Teams Edition of Codex Ashmole 61
BOYDA JOHNSTONE and ALEXANDRA VERINI The Darker Side of The Second Shepherds’ Play: Teaching Medieval Drama with Film
LINDSEY SIMON-JONES The Saga of the Volsungs and Norse Heroics for a New Age: Increasing Global Awareness in General Education
GREGORY B. KAPLAN Using Low-Tech Pedagogy for Teaching the Middle Ages
JENNIFER C. VAUGHT Hamlet, Parody, Seinfeld, and American Comedy
ETHAN K. SMILIE and KIPTON D. SMILIE Chaucer’s Cautionary Tale: Critical Thinking and Pranking
ROBERT DARCY Teaching Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73
WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Reviews: Robert Henryson: The Complete Works, edited by David J. Parkinson; Situational Poetics in Robert Henryson’s Testament of Cresseid, by Nickolas A. Haydock; Older Scots: A Linguistic Reader, by Jeremy J. Smith
JAY RUUD Book Review: Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of John Gower, edited by R.F. Yeager and Brian W. Gastle
ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Entering a Clerical Career at the Roman Curia, 1458–1471, edited by Kirsi Salonen and Jussi Hanska
TERESA RUPP Book Review: The English Parish Church through the Centuries: Daily Life & Spirituality, Art & Architecture, Literature & Music, edited by Dee Dyas
FRANCIS X. CONNOR Book Review: Troilus and Criseyde: A Reader’s Guide, by Jenni Nuttall
ED RISDEN Book Review: Tolkien’s Modern Middle Ages, edited by Jane Chance and Alfred K. Siewers
MICHAEL SARABIA Book Review: Perception and Action in Medieval Europe, by Harald Kleinschmidt
STEPHEN WAGNER Book Review: Medieval Clothing and Textiles: Volume 8, edited by Robin Netherton
CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Medieval Pets, by Kathleen Walker-Meikle
THOMAS IZBICKI Book Review: Christians and Jews in Angevin England: The York Massacre of 1190, Narrative and Contexts, edited by Sarah Rees Jones and Sethina Watson
ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Traditions and Innovations in the Study of Medieval English Literature: The Influence of Derek Brewer, edited by Charlotte Brewer and Barry Windeatt
ANDREW E. LARSEN Book Review: The Culture of Inquisition in Medieval England, edited by Mary C. Flannery and Katie L. Walter
JOSHUA EASTERLING Book Review: Alcuin: His Life and Legacy, by Douglas Dales
ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Literature, by C. S. Lewis, edited by Walter Hooper
THOMAS H. BLAKE Book Review: Interpretation and Performance: Essays for Alan Gaylord, edited by Susan Yager and Elise E. Morse-Gagné
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