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Dedicated to the Teaching of Medieval & Renaissance Literature

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~December 2011~



  1. "'I moot speke as I kan': The Squire's Optimistic Attempt to Circumvent Rhetorical 'Following' in The Canterbury Tales"
    by Kristen Abbott Bennett, Tufts University
  1. "Teaching Romeo and Juliet in and against Modern Popular Culture"
    by Dr. Charles Conaway, University of Southern Indiana
  1. "'My Rest is Lost; Thou Must Restore it Again': Reintroducing Renaissance Revenge Tragedies Into the Current Colloquium"
    by Samantha Karasik, State University of New York - Stony Brook

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Short Essays: Teaching Non-Traditional Texts

  1. "The Case for the Duchess: Teaching Webster’s Duchess of Malfi in Undergraduate English Classes"
    by Dr. Darlene Farabee, University of South Dakota
  1. "Teaching Preston's Cambises in the Undergraduate Classroom"
    by Shiladitya Sen, Temple 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. Writing and Reading Royal Entertainments from George Gascoigne to Ben Jonson by Gabriel Heaton
    by Jillian Logan, University of South Dakota

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