Creating the Premodern in the Postmodern Classroom: Creativity in Early English Literature and History Courses

MRTS Texts for Teaching, Vol. 11

Creating the Premodern in the Postmodern Classroom: Creativity in Early English Literature and History Courses

Edited by Anna Riehl Bertolet and Carole Levin
2018 | 228 + xx pp. | 10 color ills. | 978-0-86698-594-9 | Paperback 6 x 9 in
MRTS 537 | $40 |

A unique collection of essays that provides theoretical basis for the value of using creative teaching assignments in Medieval and Renaissance history and literature classes and offers a whole toolbox of practical suggestions that allow students to connect course material to their own experiences and help them care more about the material they are seeking to master. First and foremost for teachers of the pre-modern to adapt and use in college courses of all levels, many of the assignments are also adaptable for a high school classroom. In addition, this volume reaches into broader questions of pedagogical methodology, philosophy, and theory. The contributors reflect on the value and necessity of creative teaching and learning, on using non-traditional classroom activities to tether the students to the material in a more intimate, deeper conceived, and often transformative engagement.