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Chaucer: The Electronic
Web Resources by Tale
Fragment II / Group B1
Additional Pages in The Electronic Canterbury Tales
Need Teaching Ideas &
Complete Online Versions of the
Manuscripts, Printed Editions, &
1. In Middle English
The University of Virginia e-text collection has a searchable version of the Canterbury Tales, at the UVa main page.
2. In Modern English Translation
Scott Gettman's edition of the Canterbury Tales (Electronic Literature Foundation) is accessible by individual tale & available in a variety of formats: Middle English, Modern English, Facing Page, & Interpolated - Glossed (frames; from unknown base text).
The Litrix Reading Room translation of the Canterbury Tales features rhyming couplets.
Sinan Kökbugur's helpfully glossed hypertext Middle English rendition of the complete Canterbury Tales is available at the Librarius page. Use the Table of Contents in the left frame to click on a specific Tale, and difficult terms and phrases are glossed in the lower frame.
3. Historical & Cultural Backgrounds
The Studio for Digital Projects and Research (NYU) has put together a helpful page detailing aspects of the Canterbury Tales Project (DeMontfort U), including the 88 known pre-1500 witnesses to the text of the Canterbury Tales.
See Steven Reimer's excellent online course, Manuscript Studies: Medieval and Early Modern (U of Alberta), for an excellent introduction and overview to the composition and development of medieval texts. The Table of Contents is as follows:
See the Department of Medieval Studies at Central European University, Budapest's Medieval Manuscript Manual for a detailed overview of medieval manuscript production techniques, examples, and cultural context. The Table of Contents follows:
4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
5. Online Notes & Commentary
Arnie Saunders (Goucher College) has written a brief "explanation for how the manuscripts of CT were placed in "families," and how manuscripts get accidentally altered in production. The errors actually turned out to help us discover the relationships among the MSS." See also his nice introduction to Canterbury Tale Orders.
6. Online Articles & Books
Timothy A. Shonk explicates the creation of an important early manuscript in B.L. Harley MS 7333: The "Publication" of Chaucer in the Rural Areas Essays in Medieval Studies 15 (1998): 81-90.
Paul G. Remley's An Electronic Reading-Text of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales is a fine (early) accounting of new forms of e-textuality and their application to the Tales.
7. Student Projects & Essays
Anniina Jokkinen's Essays and Articles on Chaucer includes a number of sample student essays, of varying quality. Like any other source, student essays must be evaluated rigorously, cited correctly, and used responsibly.
10. Images & Multimedia
11. Language Helps & Audio Files
13. The Next Step
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