Approaches to Teaching Chaucer's Canterbury Tales /

Chaucer's Canterbury Tales was the subject of the first volume in the Approaches to Teaching series, published in 1980. But in the past thirty years, Chaucer scholarship has evolved dramatically, teaching styles have changed, and new technologies have created extraordinary opportunities for stu...

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Other Authors: Travis, Peter W. (Editor), Grady, Frank (Editor)
Format: Book
Published:New York, NY : The Modern Language Association of America, 2014.
Edition:Second edition.
Series:Approaches to teaching world literature.
Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: a survey of pedagogical approaches to The Canterbury Tales
  • Teaching Chaucer's Middle English
  • The forms and functions of verse in The Canterbury Tales
  • Teaching the prosody of The Canterbury Tales
  • Teaching Chaucer in Middle English: the joy of philology
  • Worrying about words in The Canterbury Tales
  • Getting Chaucer's jokes
  • The problem of tale order
  • Chaucer and the Middle Class; or, why look at men of law, merchants, or wives?
  • Professions in the general prologue
  • Teaching Chaucer's obscene comedy in fragment 1
  • The Man of Law's Tale as a keystone to The Canterbury Tales
  • Beyond Kittredge: teaching marriage in The Canterbury Tales
  • The Clerk's Tale and the retraction: generic monstrosity in the classroom
  • Students' "Fredom" and the Franklin's Tale
  • The Prioress's Tale: violence, scholarly debate, and the classroom encounter
  • Chaucer's boring prose: teaching the Melibee and the Parson's Tale
  • How to judge a book by its cover
  • Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales in the undergraduate English Language Arts Curriculum
  • A first year's experience of teaching The Canterbury Tales
  • Teaching The Canterbury Tales to non-liberal-arts students
  • Chaucer and race: teaching The Canterbury Tales to the diverse folk of the twenty-first century classroom
  • Making the tales more tangible: Chaucer and Medieval culture in secondary schools
  • Producing The Canterbury Tales
  • Reading food in The Canterbury Tales
  • Teaching Chaucer's Canterbury Tales with queer theory and erotic triangles
  • Chaucerian translations: postcolonial approaches to The Canterbury Tales
  • Chaucer's cut
  • Performance and the student body
  • Hidden in plain sight: teaching masculinities in The Canterbury Tales
  • The Pardoner's "Old Man": postmodern theory and premodern text
  • Designing the undergraduate "Hybrid" Chaucer course
  • Public Chaucer: multimedia approaches to teaching Chaucer's Middle English texts
  • Chaucer's pilgrims in cyberspace
  • Translating The Canterbury Tales into contemporary media
  • Digitizing Chaucerian debate
  • Signature pedagogies in Chaucer studies.