Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Seeking Chaucer e-resources

[illustration: a former student dropped by my office today and bestowed upon me two gifts purchased via the Geoffrey Chaucer blog: a T-Shirt with the Man Himself, and a mug with Thomas Chaucer's coat of arms. Thanks, Beth! You are my new favorite former student. Sorry, all other former students. What have you done for me lately?]

by J J Cohen

So I'm teaching my favorite Chaucer class. I'd like to assemble a collection of electronic resources that my undergraduates might find useful. I've an inkling that it might even be helpful to a wider audience to maintain a kind Chaucer portal here at ITM. So, I ask for your help. Aside from the sparse list you find below, of what internet resources are you aware? Have you used any in your own class, and if so, to what effect?

JJC's sparse list:

8 comments:

Dr. Virago said...

The Long Island U - CW Post campus special collections folks have put up digital images of the Ellesmere pilgrim illustrations. I think they're scanned from their copy of the ultra expensive color facsimile. Anyway, the site is here.

Karl Steel said...

One I use, and I recommend my students use, is the Chaucer Online Bibliography

Anonymous said...

http://www.bl.uk/treasures/caxton/homepage.html

http://www.courses.fas.harvard.edu/~chaucer/

http://www.sd-editions.com/hengwrt/

http://www.kankedort.net/

http://www.canterburytales.org/

http://www.canterburytales.org.uk/

Matt said...

Thanks very much for this post!

Some students might find recordings available for sale at the Chaucer Studio to be useful. The works demand to be read aloud.

The CS site is http://creativeworks.byu.edu/chaucer/Default.aspx

Jeffrey J. Cohen said...

Thanks, everyone, these are great. Please keep them coming!

Anonymous said...

http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/chaucer/index.html

http://www.luminarium.org/medlit/chaucer.htm

http://geoffreychaucer.org/

Anonymous said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/inourtime/inourtime_20060209.shtml

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/03/10/bopoetschaucer110.xml ‘Almost certainly the best poet ever to have served as a customs officer’ [This should definitely be the tagline for your finished resource!]

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/themes/englishlit/geoffchaucer.html

http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/themes/landmarks/kelmscottchaucer.html

http://www.canterburytalesproject.org/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/drama/canterburytales/

http://special.lib.gla.ac.uk/exhibns/month/may2004.html

yep- every time I have a cup of coffee I send you more links - that 3 coffees in 24 hrs. Aversion therapy?

Jeffrey J. Cohen said...

Thanks again Anonymous -- and thanks as well to your caffeine addiction!