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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
Canon's Yeoman's Tale
1. In Middle English
2. In Modern English Translation
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 Canon's Yeoman's Tale is concerned with the uses and abuses of alchemy. See the Alchemy Web Site and Virtual Library for a loadstone of online material, including images, articles, timelines, and a number of other sources.
4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
Artephius's Secret Book, an alchemical treatise, is available via gopher at Wiretap (unknown base text). The processes described inform the Canon's Yeoman's explanation of his master's arcane pursuits.
5. Online Notes & Commentary
Discussion and links concerning the Canon's Yeoman's Prologue and Tale on Larry D. Benson's superlative Geoffrey Chaucer Page (Harvard). Includes e-texts of scholarly essays, sources and ancillary texts, and capsule discussions of key issues. Some of the items related to the Canon's Yeoman's Tale include:
6. Online Articles
Increase and Multiply in the Speech Acts of Chaucer's Nun's Priest, Second Nun, and Canon's Yeoman & Chaucer, Via Cessionis, and the Canon's Yeoman's Tale (Frederick Martin, Tulane U), from an ongoing e-project melding critical and cultural theory & medieval studies. See Martin's e-dissertation in progress, Pilgrimage in the Age of Schism: Chaucer, Sociological Poetics, and the Canterbury 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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