This Rough Magic: Teaching E-journal for Medieval and Renaissance Literature

Grad students interested in premodern texts might want to submit to this electronic journal. (via

This Rough Magic
 ( is a journal dedicated to the art of teaching Medieval and Renaissance Literature. We are seeking academic, teachable articles that focus on, but are not limited to, the following categories:

  • Authorship
  • Genre Issues
  • Narrative Structure
  • Poetry
  • Drama
  • Epic
  • Nation/Empire/Class
  • Economics
  • History
  • Religion
  • Superstition
  • Philosophy and Rhetoric
  • Race/Ethnicity
  • Multi-Culturalism
  • Gender
  • Sexuality
  • Art

We also seek short essays that encourage faculty to try overlooked, non-traditional texts inside the classroom and book reviews. Submission deadline for our Summer 2013 issue is currently 5/21/13.


For more information, please visit our website or contact Michael Boecherer:


This Rough Magic’s editorial board members are affiliated with the following academic institutions and organizations:

  • The American Shakespeare Center
  • Bridgewater State University
  • California State University, San Bernardino
  • The Catholic University of America
  • Fitchburg State University
  • Newman University
  • State University of New York – Stony Brook
  • Suffolk County Community College
  • University of Connecticut
  • Vassar College


Michael Boecherer

Assistant Professor of English

Suffolk County Community College

Faculty and Graduate Students are encouraged to submit.

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I teach Shakespeare and the blue humanities at St. John's in New York City.

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