Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching (SMART)


Spring 2020 (Volume 27, Issue 1)

The first issue of 2020 features a collection that has been in the works for quite some time: “Using Food and Foodways to Teach the Middle Ages across Disciplines.” Guest edited by Lisa Shugert Bevevino, these papers originated from a 2015 session sponsored by Mens et Mensa: Society for the Study of Food in the Middle Ages and TEAMS (The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) at the 50th International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Here, the presenters share their experiences teaching food in the university classroom, having learned firsthand that the Middle Ages can very effectively come to life for students once the subject matter is experienced directly.

Also included in this issue are many, many book reviews, which lately seem to be the norm for SMART because of the accumulated backlog. Hopefully, many of the books reviewed here will appeal to teachers and students of medieval and Renaissance Studies.

LISA SHUGERT BEVEVINO Using Food and Foodways to Teach the Middle Ages across Disciplines: Introduction

DIANE BURKE MONEYPENNY Teaching Food in the Middle Ages: Approaches to Teaching Medieval Iberian Literature

ANDREA SCHUTZ Unhasty Cooks: Feasting and Companionship in Medieval Literature and Language Courses

SAMANTHA MEIGS Traveling Food: Using Peripatetic Food to Understand the Medieval Past

SCOTT D. STULL An Anthropological Archaeological Perspective on Medieval Food

LISA SHUGERT BEVEVINO Quests, Quails, and Custards: Food in Life and Literature

THOMAS H. BLAKE Book Review: Teaching Medieval and Early Modern Cross-Cultural Encounters, edited by Karina F. Attar and Lynn Shutters

TOM CONNER Book Review: Seven Myths of the Crusades, edited with an Introduction and epilogue by Alfred J. Andrea and Andrew Holt

ROBERT GRAYBILL Book Review: The Cambridge Old English Reader, second edition, edited by Richard Marsden

BEVERLY BOYD Book Review: Beowulf and the Grendel-kin: Politics & Poetry in Eleventh-Century England, by Helen Damico

LESLEY A. COOTE Book Review: Medieval Literature: Criticism and Debates, edited by Holly A. Crocker and D. Vance Smith

MEL STORM Book Review: Chaucer and the Taverners of Ipswich: The Influence of His Paternal Ancestors Upon Some Portraits in the General Prologue and Upon His Descendants, by Beverly Boyd

WILLIAM F. HODAPP Book Review: Approaches to Teaching Petrarch’s Canzoniere and the Petrarchan Tradition, edited by Christopher Kleinhenz and Andrea Dini

ROY HAMMERLING Book Review: Caravaggio: Signed in Blood, by Mark David Smith

CHRISTINA FRANCIS Book Review: Vikings and Goths: A History of Ancient and Medieval Sweden, by Gary Dean Peterson

CARY J. NEDERMAN and KAREN BOLLERMANN Book Review: Nothing Natural is Shameful: Sodomy and Science in Late Medieval Europe, by Joan Cadden

MICHAEL SARABIA Book Review: John Gower and the Limits of the Law, by Conrad Van Dijk

MEL STORM Book Review: Elf Queens and Holy Friars: Fairy Beliefs and the Medieval Church, by Richard Firth Green

SUSAN KENDRICK Book Review: Richard III and the Princes in the Tower: The Possible Fates of Edward V and Richard of York, by Gerald Prenderghast

JENNY RYTTING Book Review: The Faerie Queene as Children’s Literature: Victorian and Edwardian Retellings in Words and Pictures, by Velma Bourgeois Richmond

COREY J. ZWIKSTRA Book Review: Narrative Subversion in Medieval Literature, by E. L. Risden

AMY MORRIS Book Review: How to Read Medieval Art, by Wendy A. Stein

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