Harvard Chaucer Page (Larry Benson)
“While those studying Chaucer at any level will find this site interesting, it is most useful to the serious student. The site is incredibly rich: Chaucer’s language and life, background information on the types and occupations of the General Prologue, background information, sources and analogues to the Canterbury Tales. An impressive feature is the site index, which links to hundreds of primary and secondary sources on, about, or relating to Chaucer and his times. The Harvard page is a necessary stop in web research on Chaucer, especially once a student has focused on a particular topic or tale.” Emily Gold
Open Companion to the Canterbury Tales
“The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales is a free, scholar-produced volume of introductory essays for first-time readers of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Essay chapters explore each of the tales in relation to an engaging topic of broad general interest, while reference chapters provide key context and tools for understanding the Canterbury Tales and its time period.”
Visualizing Chaucer: A Robbins Library Digital Project
“This Robbins Library Digital Project seeks to capture postmedieval illustrated versions of Chaucer’s work. The project provides annotations for books containing illustrated versions of Chaucer’s writings and organizes these images by character/work for easy accessibility. Our intention is to make these images readily accessible, where copyright allows, for teachers, students, and scholars interested in the afterlife of Chaucer’s works.”
Edwin Duncan’s The General Prologue, An Electronic Edition
New Chaucer Society Home Page
Official site of this international organization dedicated to the study of Chaucer in his period. Information about the society (officers, membership, meetings), about its journal Studies in the Age of Chaucer (journal not online), and links to other “Chaucer Related” sites.
Significant on this site (as of 10/17/01) are: (1) discussion questions for the last New Chaucer Society Meeting; (2) information about a proposed series of Chaucer Commentary Editions; and (3) information about the new Sources and Analogues of the Canterbury Tales with a link to Sources and Analogues II Home Page.
Alan Baragona’s Chaucer Page
“Alan Baragona offers a wealth of useful links with informative annotations. Links are listed in four sections: a) Chaucer bibliographies; b) general medieval bibliographies; c) Texts of The Canterbury Tales (searchable texts and sites to aid in understanding Chaucer’s language) d) Other sources related to Chaucer (additional Chaucer pages as well as related medieval sites) e) General bibliographies and humanities databases.” updated, Mary Alice Kirkpatrick (8/22/01), Joseph Wittig (1/4/2015)
Edwin Duncan’s Chaucer Page
“Edwin Duncan of Towson University in Maryland provides a wide variety of links in conjunction with his Chaucer course. In addition to both Chaucer-specific and general research aids, the site links to many versions of Chaucer’s work, several in modernized language or spelling. Under course materials, Prof. Duncan links to other very accessible, helpful web pages. His site is especially useful to Chaucer beginners.” Emily Gold
Michael Hanly’s WSU Chaucer Page
“Michael Hanley at Washington State University in Pullman, Washington has compiled a collection of selected, useful links to such areas as Medieval Texts and Images, Chaucer and Middle English Literature, Bible Research, information concerning the Catholic Church. The site is most notable, however, for Hanley’s original material, which is organized into four sub-pages: ‘Some Interesting and Essential Stuff’; a very brief, useful 14th century outline; a sizable bibliography of print sources; and an annotated bibliography. This last sub-page actually consists of links to 17 detailed outlines that Hanley’s graduate students did of various articles on Chaucer. Hanley’s original material is a good starting place for students who need a little background or who are seeking direction for serious Chaucer study.” Emily Gold
Anniina Jokinen’s Chaucer Page
“This site is a sub-area of Anniina Jokinen’s larger Luminarium Anthology of Middle English Literature, which covers several authors of the period. The Chaucer site has six sections, including one called ‘Chaucer in the Bookstore’ which features descriptions of all types of Chaucer books, sometimes accompanied by reviews, linked directly to Amazon. ‘Essays and Articles on Chaucer’ contains efficiently organized links to almost 100 essays which vary considerably both in length and scholarly value. As Jokinen says in her introduction to this section, these essays are clearly provided to demonstrate ‘what others think about a given subject,’ rather than to offer the final word on any of them. The section usefully serves this stated purpose and is a good place to start. Jokinen also provides links to Chaucer’s works and ‘Geoffrey Chaucer: Additional Sources,’ over 80 links to biographical information, additional essays, images, and much more. Especially useful to those beginning to narrow their focus of study.” Emily Gold
Jane Zatta’s Chaucer Page
“Jane Zatta of Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, provides a collection of Chaucer links to material both original and at other sites, organized under three categories: Context; Tales and Backgrounds; Other Chaucer and Medieval Resources. Within the Context category Zatta includes links to sites devoted to Chaucer’s authors, both ‘classical’ and near contemporary, whose works influenced his own: Boccaccio, Boethius, Dante, to name a few. Commentaries on individual tales, visually enriched by illustrations from manuscripts, provide useful introductions to study of the Canterbury Tales.” Mary Alice Kirkpatrick
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