Alfred Thomas Contributor to Award-Winning Anthology
"Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other" won the 2019 Teaching Literature Book Award
Professor Alfred Thomas contributed an essay titled, "Reading the Other: Teaching Chaucer's The Prioress's Tale in Its Late Medieval Context" to the anthology, which was edited by Mariamne Ara Krummel (University of Dayton) and Tison Pugh (University of Central Florida).
The Teaching Literature Book Award winner is determined by the English faculty at Idaho State University and the winner is judged by an outside committee.
The committee also praised the book for offering "a range of creative approaches" to teaching the material it covers. According to Jessica Winston, ISU professor of English and chair of the award committee, "the chapters also bring out the relevance of this past [Jewishness in medieval England] to contemporary concerns around attributions of otherness and anti-Semitism."
Jews in Medieval England was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2017.