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Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval & Renaissance Literature

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~June 2010~



  1. “Contextualising Vittoria: Subjectivity and Censure in The White Devil" 
    by Dr. June Waudby, University of Hull
  1. "Angry Shrews or Merry Wives? Teaching Shakespeare's Women" 
    by Dr. Mary Villeponteaux, Georgia Southern University
  1. "Sacred Blood and the Body's Rich Legacy in Julius Caesar" 
    by Dr. Louise Geddes, Dominican College
  1. "Lessons Learned From Killing Caesar" or 
    "How to Involve Your Students, and Slay Your Audience, While They Slay You"
    by Dr. Michael Boecherer, Suffolk County Community College

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Short Essays: Teaching Non-Traditional Texts

  1. "The Fair Maid of the Exchange, Thomas Heywood, 1607" 
    by Dr. Paul Menzer, Mary Baldwin College
  1. "In Praise of the Saints: Introducing Hagiography Into the British Literature Survey" 
    by Dr. John P. Sexton, Bridgewater State University
  1. "Theatrical Politics and Political Theatricality in Massinger's The Roman Actor" 
    by Dr. Denise A. Walen, Vassar College

Book Reviews

  1. Medieval English and French Legends: An Anthology of Religious and Secular Narrative by R. Barton Palmer
    Reviewer: Dr. Susan Crane-Laracuente, Newman University
  1. The Masculine Self In Late Medieval England by Derek G. Neal
    Reviewer: Dr. Audrey DeLong, Suffolk County Community College
  1. Sir Philip Sidney’s An Apology for Poetry and Astrophil and Stella: Texts and Contexts Edited by Peter C. Herman
    Reviewer: Prof. Mickey Casper, Independent Scholar

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