This Rough Magic

A Peer-Reviewed, Academic, Online Journal
Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval & Renaissance Literature

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~June 2014~



  1. “Teaching Tolkien's Translations of Medieval Literature: 
    Sir Gawain and the Green KnightSir Orfeo, and Pearl"

    By Dr. Jane Beal, Colorado Christian University

  2. "Teaching Medieval Italian Women Writers"
    By Dr. Steven Grossvogel, University of Georgia

  3. "Teaching The Tragedy of Mariam
    To High School Students and Beyond" 

    By Wisam Kh. Abdul-Jabbar, University of Alberta

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Short Essays: Teaching Non-Traditional Texts

  1. "Teaching Fletcher's Bonduca
    Gender, Leadership, and Nationhood"

    By Dr. Jelena Marelj, Queen's University

Book Reviews

  1. Teaching Shakespeare and Marlowe: 
    Learning Versus the System
    , by Liam Semler
    Reviewer: Dr. Kristen Abbott Bennett, Stonehill College

  2. John Donne: The Major Works including Songs and Sonnets and sermons,
    edited by John Carey 

    Reviewer: Dr. Anthony T. Sovak, Pima Community College

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Theater Reviews

  1. "One Man Plays Many Parts: 
    Looking Back on Alan Cumming's Mostly One-man Macbeth"

    Reviewer: Dr. Raymond DiSanza, Suffolk County Community College

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