Date of Award
Master of Arts
Educators of community college composition courses face the challenge of teaching a difficult subject which is constantly evolving to a diverse student demographic. The idiosyncrasies of medieval literature make it a viable option for successfully accomplishing the goals of such a classroom while maintaining interest among students. The first section of the essay explores how medieval literature can help in teaching successful writing abilities such as organzation, audience analysis, and source usage. The second section considers student motivation and connection to the literature, including linguistic parallels between past and present, timeless thematic concerns, and diversity among the literature and the students reading it.
David Vernon Martin
Martin, David Vernon, "Using Medieval Literature to Teach Introductory Composition in the Community College Setting" (2011). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 12178.