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View Resource Luminarium

Luminarium combines three sites first created in 1996, ages ago in Web years, by Anniina Jokinen. Here users will find texts and supplemental materials for Medieval, Renaissance, and seventeenth-century British literature. The site is well laid out and has an internal search engine for easy retrieval of specific items. Clicking on one of the three periods brings up a list of authors (or in the...
View Resource The Geoffrey Chaucer Website

Chaucer is widely understood to be the father of English literature; though before he composed the Canterbury Tales (his most famous work), he was best known as a writer of poems of love. The Geoffrey Chaucer Web site maintained by Jane Tolmier and her colleagues at Harvard University will be quite helpful to students looking to learn more about the life and work of Chaucer, or even those with a...
View Resource Into the Wardrobe: A Web Site Devoted to C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis was a man who wore many hats during his lifetime, although he is best remembered today by the general public as the author of the Chronicles of Narnia series. However, Lewis also published ground-breaking works that examined the function of allegory in medieval literature and was respected for his Christian apologetics. This site honors Lewis's life and substantial body of work, and was...
View Resource Performing Medieval Narrative Today: A Video Showcase

Faculty and staff from New York University's French Department and Bobst Library, with support from an anonymous donor, have created this site to present video clips of performances of medieval narratives. The intent of the site is to use performance to improve teaching medieval literature, since most medieval narratives were originally intended for performance. Video offerings include a performer...
View Resource Rose and Chess: Discover Two Reunited Medieval Manuscripts

Bringing together medieval manuscripts is always a good thing, and recently the University of Chicago brought two fascinating volumes back together. The first is a courtly romance (Le Roman de la Rose) and the other is a treatise on medieval society that uses the game of chess as its framework (Le Jeu des "checs moralis"). The two volumes were bound together, perhaps soon after they were created...