Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom
Title
Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom
Subtitle
Approaches to Difficult Texts
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€ 99,00
ISBN
9781641890328
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Hardback
Number of pages
260
Language
English
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15.6 x 23.4 cm
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1. Introduction: Teaching Rape: Challenges in the Twenty-First-Century Classroom by Alison Gulley 2. Medieval Saints and Misogynist Times: Transhistorical Perspectives on Sexual Violence in the Undergraduate Classroom by Suzanne Edwards 3. Teaching Medieval Rape Narrative Across Genre: Insights From Victimology by Christina DiGangi and Wendy Perkins 4. Bringing the Bystander into the Humanities Classroom: Reading Ancient, Patristic, and Medieval Texts on the Continuum of Violence by Elizabeth Hubble 5. From Bystander to Upstander: Reading the Nibelungenlied to Resist Rape Culture by Alexandra Sterling-Hellenbrand 6. Speech, Silence, and Teaching Chaucer's Rapes by Tison Pugh 7. Classroom PSA: Values, Law, and Ethics in "The Reeve's Tale" by Emily Houlik-Ritchey 8. "How do we know he really raped her?": Addressing Student Resistance to the "Wife of Bath's Tale" with the BBC's Canterbury Tales by Alison Gulley 9. Teaching the False Accusation Motif in Lanval by Elizabeth Harper 10. Sexual Compulsion and Sexual Violence in the Lais of Marie de France by Misty Urban 11. Troubadour Lyric, Fin'amors, and Rape Culture by Daniel E. O’Sullivan 12. The Knight Coerced: Two Cases of Raped Men in Chivalric Romance by David Grubbs 13. Teaching Rape to the He-Man Woman Hater's Club: Chrétien de Troyes at a Military School by Alan Baragona 14. Rape, Identity, and Redemption: Teaching "Sir Gowther" in the Community College Classroom by William H. Smith
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"This collection will contribute significantly to how we approach sensitive materials in the classroom. Gulley has assembled a dynamic mix of scholars and institutions - universities, colleges (including a military school), and community colleges - that broaden the academic audience and offer instructors of medieval literature a view of what it is like to teach to differing constituencies under differing circumstances. On testing it in the classroom, I found students were more aware of sexual assault and the challenges of interpersonal relationships and responded to scenes of violation in ways I’ve not seen in prior years of teaching." - Eve Salisbury, Western Michigan University

Alison Gulley (ed.)

Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom

Approaches to Difficult Texts

Teachers of medieval literature help students bridge the temporal, contextual, and linguistic gulfs between the Middle Ages and the twenty-first century. When episodes involving rape are thrown into the mix, that task becomes even more difficult. The essays in this volume approach these difficult texts in ways that are both academically and ethically sound, recognizing that students and teachers bring a variety of experiences to the classroom that necessarily color the reception of a given work. At a time when colleges and universities are tasked with finding new solutions to the problem of sexual violence, this volume proposes ways educators can help students navigate the perceived divide between in- and out-of-class experiences. The contributors“from community colleges, small liberal arts colleges, and large state universities“offer suggestions for classroom activities and assignments for a range of medieval texts, as well as insight into the concerns of students in various settings.
Editor

Alison Gulley

Alison Gulley is associate professor of English at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. She is the author of The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric's Virgin Martyr Lives.