restricted access Drinking Feasts and Insult Battles: Bringing Anglo-Saxon Pedagogy into the Contemporary Classroom

By incorporating the eleventh-century colloquies of Benedictine monk Ælfric Bata into first-semester British Literature survey courses, instructors can efficiently and entertainingly confront and complicate many of the preconceived and reductive views of the medieval period that students often possess (and that canonical texts can unwittingly reinforce).