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Jews in Medieval England

Teaching Representations of the Other

  • Miriamne Ara Krummel
  • Tison Pugh

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Visible Invisibilities and Textual Lacunae

  3. Theatrical Interventions and Anti-Judaism

  4. Visual and Geographic Entanglements

  5. Innovating the Curriculum: Lesser-Known Texts and New Perspectives on Jewish Presence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261

About this book


This volume examines the teaching of Jewishness within the context of medieval England. It covers a wide array of academic disciplines and addresses a multitude of primary sources, including medieval English manuscripts, law codes, philosophy, art, and literature, in explicating how the Jew-as-Other was formed. Chapters are devoted to the teaching of the complexities of medieval Jewish experiences in the modern classroom. Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other also grounds medieval conceptions of the Other within the contemporary world where we continue to confront the problematic attitudes directed toward alleged social outcasts.


Anti-Semitism in Medieval England Anglo-Saxon representations of Jews Teaching xenophobia in the undergraduate classroom Teaching medieval Anti-Semitism to undergraduate students Pedagogical approaches to the Other Robert Holcot Teaching Chaucer's Prioress’s Tale to college students John Gower and the Unethical Jew archetype Blood libel and anti-Semitic Bohemian texts Croxton Play of the Sacrament The Norwich Blood Libel Arnold Wesker’s Blood Libel medieval anti-semitic manuscript illuminations

Editors and affiliations

  • Miriamne Ara Krummel
    • 1
  • Tison Pugh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DaytonDaytonUSA
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

About the editors

Miriamne Ara Krummel is Associate Professor of English at the University of Dayton, USA. She is the author of Crafting Jewishness in Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually Present (Palgrave Macmillan, 2011) as well as several articles and book chapters.

Tison Pugh is Professor of English at the University of Central Florida, USA. He is the co-editor of Chaucer on Screen: Absence, Presence, and Adapting the Canterbury Tales (2016) and the author of Chaucer’s (Anti-) Eroticisms and the Queer Middle Ages (2014). He has also published several other books, chapters, and articles. 

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