Complicated Legacy of Old English, Anglo-Saxon, and the teaching of medieval history and literature: “Their discipline is being co-opted by those on the far right to promote a racist agenda. But the history of the field wasn’t entirely free of problems before this, either.”


OLD ENGLISH HAS A SERIOUS IMAGE PROBLEM
BY MARY DOCKRAY-MILLER

Medievalists are in a professional crisis. Their discipline is being co-opted by those on the far right to promote a racist agenda. But the history of the field wasn’t entirely free of problems before this, either.

The complicated legacy of Old English, Anglo-Saxon, and the teaching of medieval history and literature.

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About eslkevin

I am a peace educator who has taken time to teach and work in countries such as the USA, Germany, Japan, Nicaragua, Mexico, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman over the past 4 decades.
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