Saturday, April 27, 2013

SMART for Spring 2013

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The Spring 2013 issue of Volume 20 of Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching features a unique collection of articles on teaching the Middle Ages at minority-serving colleges and universities, guest edited by James M. Palmer and Pearl Ratunil. These essays originated from two NEH-sponsored roundtables focusing on the exchange of ideas regarding the teaching and study of medieval texts at minority-serving colleges. Their aim is to understand the position of medieval texts, especially those by Chaucer, in classrooms not dominated by one particular ideology of race. The interest of the authors is “not in creating more occasions of alienation for minority students but in empowering students to understand ethnic and racial differences through the acquisition of knowledge.” Special thanks to Professors Palmer and Ratunil for organizing and facilitating the completion of this collection.
This issue of SMART also includes three additional fine pedagogical articles on teaching The Man of Law’s Tale, teaching Milton alongside anti-misogyny literature, and teaching Chaucer out loud, as well as three excellent book reviews.

Teaching the Middle Ages at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities

James M. Palmer and Pearl Ratunil, Guest Editors

JAMES M. PALMER and PEARL RATUNIL Introduction: Teaching the Middle Ages at Minority-Serving Colleges and Universities
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

Both spring and fall 2013 issues of SMART are included in the yearly subscription price of $25 for individuals, $30 for libraries and centers, and $30 for subscriptions outside of the United States. Prepayment is required.

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