Yale Professors Reflect on Their Teaching: Ardis Butterfield & Marcel Elias

October 15, 2021

“Approaches to Teaching the “Multicultural Middle Ages” in New Chaucer Studies: Pedagogy and Profession 2.2: 10-27

This essay discusses approaches to and strategies for teaching the “Multicultural Middle Ages” at undergraduate level based on a lecture course we co-taught online in Fall 2020. We outline a few of our lectures (on “Modern Appropriations of the Crusades: Politics, Myths, and Reality”; “Trade, Commerce, and Cultural Exchange”; and “Multicultural Song”) before presenting some ideas for teaching comparatively across cultures. By way of conclusion, we showcase a selection of our students’ “blog post” responses to the course.

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