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Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom

Approaches to Difficult Texts

Alison Gulley

226 pages
Amsterdam University Press

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. Students and teachers bring a variety of experiences to the classroom. This volume proposes ways educators can help students navigate the divide between in- and out-of-class experiences and offers suggestions for classroom activities and assignments for a range of medieval texts, as well as insight into the concerns of students in various settings.

Author Bio
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.