Teaching Rape proposes strategies for teaching episodes of rape, attempted rape, and false accusations in medieval texts in a politically-charged teaching and learning environment.
Teachers of medieval literature help students bridge thetemporal, contextual, and linguistic gulfs between the Middle Ages and thetwenty-first century. When episodes involving rape are thrown into the mix,that task becomes even more difficult. Students and teachers bring a variety ofexperiences to the classroom. This volume proposes ways educators can helpstudents navigate the divide between in- and out-of-class experiences and offerssuggestions for classroom activities and assignments for a range of medievaltexts, as well as insight into the concerns of students in various settings.