The executive committee of the Arthurian Forum would like to solicit nominations (including self-nominations) for a new member of the executive committee who will serve from Feb. 1, 2022-Jan. 31, 2027. The new member must be an MLA member (if they aren’t currently, the appointee can join or renew and then be eligible); they cannot already be s…[Read more]
Melissa Ridley Elmes deposited Using Medieval-Themed Video Games and RPGs to Jumpstart Research-based and Student-centered Assignments in the group CLCS Arthurian on MLA Commons 3 years, 11 months ago
A description of how I employ video games and RPGs, especially open-world online games, to harness student curiosity and foster an interest in research-based assignments in literature and humanities courses. Talk was presented to a K-16 audience with emphasis on K-12 teaching, but assignments work well at 9-12 and undergraduate university levels.
Call for Papers | Women & Language
Editor: Leland G. Spencer, PhD | Miami University
Women & Language, an international, interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal publishes original scholarly articles and creative work covering all aspects of communication, language, and gender. Contributions to Women & Language may be empirical,…[Read more]
This article analyzes the politics of anachronism in Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Tale. It argues that the Wife of Bath counters the Man of Law’s descending model of sovereignty and regulation of feminine agency with a powerful heroine who wields ascending sovereignty. The Old Wife lives in her Arthurian present and its English future simul…[Read more]
Here is a statement from Jenny Wollock, who is up for election to the CLCS Arthurian Forum Executive Committee.
I am honored to be invited to stand as a candidate for election to the
Executive Committee of the CLCS Arthurian Literature Forum.
Arthurians of our generation are fortunate in their field of study. We…[Read more]
There were some great videos, quests for the holy grail of coffee during finals week, some Lancelot getting busted texting Guinevere, one Meleagant on trial, etc. I continue to tweak how I explain the goals of the assignment for the students, and am hoping to see results in May.
I love that you have students doing a creative assignment. I look…[Read more]
Molly, What an amazing activity. We have a lot of aspiring screenwriters at ONU, and they would love the course.
I’m thinking of teaching a course that combines reading Arthurian literature and creative writing. So–we read some of the major medieval and modern treatments, and then let the students design their own. That’s my ambitious plan,…[Read more]
The next election for this forum’s Delegate Assembly representative will be held in the fall of 2017, and the forum’s executive committee will take up the matter of nominations for this election when it meets during the January 2017 convention in Philadelphia. Though the executive committee is responsible for making nominations, it is required to…[Read more]
I would love to see this forum become a community of scholars and teachers. If you have any wonderful or terrible–or somewhere in between but could be wonderful with just a little bit of help–experiences in Arthurian literature classes, share them here.
Last semester, I turned my final exam in to a final Arthurian experience.…[Read more]
This is a syllabus for my fall 2015 First Year Seminar on the Arthurian legend and its literature.
Welcome to the Commons, Alex!
Hi, everyone! And thanks, Molly, for getting this forum conversation going.
I’m Alex Mueller, former committee member for this group and Review Editor for Arthuriana. I am Associate Professor of English at University of Massachusetts Boston, specializing in medieval literature and digital pedagogy. In addition to all things Arthurian, my i…[Read more]
Welcome, Elizabeth! I am intrigued by these virtual Arthurian environments. Is this something that you would/could use in the classroom?
I’m Elizabeth Anderson, assistant professor at College of DuPage (community college). I’m researching virtual worlds, digital quests, and digital ethnography. I’m very interested in creating Arthurian experiences in virtual environments.
I’m happy to be here and look forward to getting to know each of you.
Hello Arthurian Forum Members!
We are hoping to make our MLA Commons site as vibrant and interactive as our face-to-face conversations at MLA and other venues, so we’ll be starting some new threads over the next couple of days. We invite your participation in these conversations, and we would (of course!) love to see some new ones pop up.
I am…[Read more]
I am honored to have been asked to stand for election to the Executive Committee of CLCS Arthurian. As a member of the executive committee, I will work to protect the representation of this field at the MLA Conferences and in the PMLA journal (when possible) by proposing sessions/topics that reflect on the exciting possibilities…[Read more]
CFP for MLA 2015 in Vancouver: Disability and the Arthurian World
From the maimed king to the leprous beggar to the blind queen to dwarves and giants, Arthurian characters exhibit a wide variety of disabilities and modes of embodiment that offer insights into social and cultural understandings of health, identity, sexuality, and language, among…[Read more]