Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2011

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

English

First Advisor

Susan Yager

Abstract

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.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2396

Copyright Owner

David Vernon Martin

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

47 pages

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