"Reading and Teaching the Medieval Secular Lyric"

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Gale Sigal, Wake Forest University
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This session is open to a broad spectrum of innovative approaches and interdisciplinary ideas about the reading and teaching of medieval secular song from the troubadours to Chaucer (in representative languages whether Old Occitan, Old French, Middle High German, or Middle English). The aim is to provide a forum for colloquy about the challenge of teaching medieval secular lyric: why do so in the first place? What are some effective approaches to introducing the medieval lyric as a genre? What methods for teaching close readings of the lyric work well? What contexts are most useful for framing the teaching of lyrics?

Send abstracts to Sigal@wfu.edu by Sept. 1, 2013.