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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
2. In Modern English Translation
Scott Gettman's edition of the Canterbury Tales (Electronic Literature Foundation) is accessible by individual tale & available in a variety of formats: Middle English, Modern English, Facing Page, & Interpolated - Glossed (frames; from unknown base text).
The General Prologue and the Marriage Group has been modernized by Michael Murphy (CUNY-Brooklyn), each tale featuring a handsome introduction. Read the Franklin's Prologue and Tale. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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.
of Canterbury Tales in Modern English (Boise State) includes the Franklin's
Interruption of the Squire & the Prologue to the
Franklin's Tale (from an unknown base text).
4. Sources, Analogues, & Related Texts
Chaucer called the Franklin's Tale a "lai":
In the late 12th century, Marie de France composed a series of wonderful lais, short narrative poems involving courtly figures, marvelous plots, and celtic influences, and set them in a frame with a prologue. Judith P. Shoaf (U of Florida) has generously provided verse translations of most of Marie's Lais:
Marie's Lais and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales can profitably be read in tandem, to the mutual enhancement of both!
5. Online Notes & Commentary
Discussion and links concerning the Franklin'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 Franklin's Tale include:
6. Online Articles & Books
A generous new online publishing venture: The University of California E-Scholarship Editions. "University of California Press now offers electronic versions of almost all of its journal titles and over 1400 books online, many of them out of print." E-journals are available to subscriber institutions; 400 full texts, many covering medieval topics, are available to the general public; the rest to members of the UC community.
Academic studies from the University of California Press related to the Franklin's Tale include:
Chaucer Sourcebook, from the Harvard Chaucer Page, offers a number of classic and professional essays from noted Chaucerians, including:
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 Franklin's Tale, recorded at the 7th International Congress of the New Chaucer Society, University of Kent at Canterbury, 1990, are available from the Chaucer Studio (Paul Thomas, Brigham Young).
13. The Next Step
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