Speculum reviews Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of John Gower

gower_4cThe October 2014 issue of Speculum published a review of the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching the Poetry of John Gower, edited by R. F. Yeager and Brian W. Gastle.

Angela Jane Weisl writes:

Overall, this volume makes a fine case for Gower in the classroom. The editors have anticipated my questions, at least, and found compelling scholars to answer them. For anyone who wants to add Gower to their lineup at any level, or for those who already do but find themselves at a bit of a loss for how best to teach him, or for those who just want to try something new, this volume provides it. . . . Having read it, I believe that I will now attempt to add Gower in my British literature survey and perhaps include him in my medieval literature course as well, which attests to the value of this volume for those of us who want to expand our syllabi to include this most medieval author.

You can read the full review in Speculum (89.4 [2014]: 1211–12).

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