This Rough Magic

sun woodblockThis Rough Magic is a peer-reviewed, academic, online journal dedicated to the art of  teaching of Medieval and Renaissance literature, first published in 2010. Its aim is to publish “academic, teachable articles,” and in addition to covering familiar works and figures such as Shakespeare and other early modern playwrights, Milton, and Chaucer, it includes a selection of “Short Essays: Teaching Non-Traditional Texts.” These have included the Icelandic Sagas, Thomas Preston’s Cambises, and introducing hagiography into the British Literature survey course, among other topics. The journal also features brief book reviews. The December  2013 edition is now available.  The editor-in-chief, Prof. Michael Boecherer (Suffolk County Community College)  encourages submissions from faculty and graduate students. It is an open access journal with content freely available for educational use.