Approaches to Teaching the Songs of Roland

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-12-01
  • Publisher: Modern Language Assn of Amer

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Table of Contents

Editions and translationsp. 9
Readings for students and instructors
Audiovisual and electronic resourcesp. 20
Resources for reading and singing
Will the real Charlemagne please stand up?p. 47
Rencesvals : the eventp. 53
Origins of the French epic : the Song of Roland and other French epicsp. 57
Beyond the Oxford text : the Songs of Rolandp. 66
Feudalism in the Song of Rolandp. 73
Military history and technology in the Song of Rolandp. 77
The postcolonial classroom : teaching the Song of Roland and "Saracen" literaturep. 90
Roland in the Italian traditionp. 97
Roland in Spainp. 109
A competitive edge : Franco-Hispanic rivalry and the origins of the Song of Rolandp. 115
The Song of Roland in nineteenth-century Francep. 124
The Song of Roland and Englandp. 133
Translating the Song of Roland into Englishp. 139
Orality and textuality : reading and/or hearing the Song of Rolandp. 146
Teaching the Song of Roland as oral poetry : phonetics and metricsp. 154
The art of echop. 156
The Song of Roland across the curriculump. 165
Lord of the valleys : history students meet Roland and friendsp. 171
Teaching the Song of Roland in upper-level coursesp. 179
French medieval literature in modern English translationp. 188
Teaching the Song of Roland in general and survey courses in word and medieval literaturep. 194
Roland versus Olivep. 201
Coping with the death of Rolandp. 207
The Baligant episodep. 213
The implications of the trial of Ganelonp. 220
The death of Ande and the conversion of Bramimonde : border pedagogy and medieval feminist criticismp. 232
An alternative reading of the Song of Rolandp. 238
Three epic swords and the stories they tellp. 246
Violence and Desmesure in the Song of Rolandp. 253
The Song of Roland : structuralism and beyondp. 259
Political uses and responses : orientalism, postcolonial theory, and cultural studiesp. 269
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