Teaching Rape in the Medieval Literature Classroom
Approaches to Difficult Texts
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.