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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
1. In Middle English
The Shipman's Tale at the UVa Electronic Text Center.
Read the Shipman's Tale in the context of Fragment VII - Group B2.
Read the Shipman's Tale according to the Hengwrt ms (Hg), one of the two most important early manuscripts, at the University of Toronto's Representative Poetry On-line site. The Ellesmere ms (El) is the other important early edition.
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
4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
5. Online Notes & Commentary
Discussion and links concerning the Shipman's 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 Shipman's Tale include:
6. Online Articles & Books
Chaucer Sourcebook, from the Harvard Chaucer Page, offers a number of classic and professional essays from noted Chaucerians, including:
From the Teaching Chaucer in the 90s post-print from Exemplaria (ed. Christine Rose, Portland State): Peter G. Beidler's Teaching Chaucer as Drama: The Garden Scene in the Shipman's Tale
Essays in Medieval Studies, full-text articles from the proceedings of the Illinois Medieval Association, edited by Allen J. Frantzen (Loyola - Chicago).
Mari Pakkala-Weckström (U of Helsinki) has written The Discourse of Seduction and Intrigue: Linguistic Strategies in three Fabliaux in the Canterbury Tales which examines "the different linguistic strategies used by the participants: wives, husbands and lovers with their varying roles" in tales of the Miller, Merchant, and Shipman.
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
Sample audio files (.wav, .au, .aiff) from the Shipman's Tale, recorded at the Tenth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, Santa Monica College, Beverly Hills, July 1996, are available from the Chaucer Studio (Paul Thomas, Brigham Young).
13. The Next Step
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