Mary Wack, ProfessorDepartment of EnglishWashington State University Last year I taught an experimental course nicknamed “Electronic Chaucer” that may offer a glimpse of the sorts of resources to be found in Chaucer classrooms in 2001. I’d like to briefly indicate some of the electronic tools I used, including an image archive, and then discuss some of the issues of publishing such an archive. The undergraduate seminar in the Canterbury Tales made use of a variety of electronic tools available over the Stanford…
These pictures, taken between July 1996 and March 1999, make a photographic pilgrimage to various sites that Chaucer would have seen or been associated with in his lifetime, ending with the destination of his pilgrims, Canterbury Cathedral. They show details which link to larger 20-40k, full-frame photographs. York Scenes like these in York have not survived in modern London, but these photos provide glimpses into medieval city life as Chaucer would have lived it. Bootham Bar, YorkBootham Bar is actually in…
Geoffrey Chaucer reading his poems to the court of Richard II Frontispiece to “Troilus & Criseyde”, c. 1400
From a wood engraving by W. H. Hooper, after a design by Edward Burne-Jones, illustrating the Prologue to The Canterbury Tales in The Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (London: Kelmscott Press, 1896). From the copy in the Department of Special Collections and Rare Books, University of Minnesota Libraries — part of their complete collection of William Morris’s Kelmscott Press books.
The images provided here are digitized reproductions of the beginning and the end of Chaucer’s Wife of Bath’s Prologue – a different manuscript version of each. The version that is in color is provided in two different formats. The figure next to each is its size (in bytes). Please select the version that you wish to retrieve.
A portrait of Geoffrey Chaucer from The Ellesmere Chaucer reproduced in facsimile (Manchester University Press, 1911).
Illustrations of the Reeve, Merchant and Summoner from the Ellesmere Canterbury Tales