UPDATE: "Teaching the Robin Hood Tradition: Robin Hood in Literary and Historical Texts," Kalamazoo, 2011

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Alexander L. Kaufman and Dana M. Symons

"Teaching the Robin Hood Tradition: Robin Hood in Literary and Historical Texts"

46th International Congress on Medieval Studies - Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, May 12-15, 2011

Since the publication in 1997 of Stephen Knight and Thomas Ohlgren's TEAMS Middle English Texts edition Robin Hood and Other Outlaw Tales, teachers have had a text to use in broad areas of teaching situations. In the years since, a number of literary and historical texts related to the Robin Hood tradition have been made available to scholars and teachers alike: Stephen Knight has edited the Forresters Manuscript of Robin Hood ballads; new chronicle accounts of the outlaw have come to light, Thomas Ohlgren has produced new research on the ownership of the manuscripts that contain the early Robin Hood poems Robin Hood and the Monk and Robin Hood and the Potter, and through the REED project scholars are making known the history of Robin Hood on the medieval and early modern stage. This session is interested in how these and other textual matters related to Robin Hood are addressed within the classroom.

Possible topics of exploration include but are not limited to

Teaching the early Robin Hood poems
Teaching the early Robin Hood plays
Teaching Robin Hood with manuscripts and early printed books
Teaching Robin Hood using REED
Teaching Robin Hood and historical sources
Teaching Robin Hood in literature and history survey classes

Please send a 250-300 word abstract, a CV, and completed Participant Information Form (http://www.wmich.edu/medieval/congress/submissions/index.html#PIF) by September 25, 2010, to both Alexander L. Kaufman (akaufman@aum.edu) AND Dana M. Symons (symonsdm@buffalostate.edu).