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Edwin Duncan's Chaucer Page

Edwin Duncan's Chaucer Page

This site is the course page for Edwin Duncan's Chaucer class at Towson University. It includes a very well selected collection of web resources, as well as valuable original material. His introduction to the General Prologue of the Canterbury Tales is especially well-designed and useful, offering pop-up glosses and explanatory notes, links to additional material, easily accessible sound files (in Real Audio format), a parallel-text translation into modern English, etc.


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Terri Buechler
Terri Buechler (Faculty)
16 years ago
I actually used this site for teaching a three day unit.
I teach ENGL 210 for dual high school and college credit.
The materials provided on this site are useful in studying Geoffrey Chaucer’s
The Canterbury Tales. This site provides a plethora of materials concerning
Chaucer, Middle English, The Canterbury Tales, and the time period. The site
offers a wealth of resources; it becomes a one-stop site. Students are exposed
to a variety of aspects Chaucer. As many schools are trying to meet the demands
of budget cuts, this site provides access to The Canterbury Tales online.

Technical Remarks:

Students found it easy to navigate through the site. Some students prefer
reading materials on a computer as opposed to a text book.

I did experience some technical difficulties. Under “Other On-line Chaucer
Sites,” the “Alan Baragona’s Chaucer Page” was not available. “The New Chaucer
Society Home Page” would not allow me to return back from there. I do realize
that it is impossible to maintain links to other sites.
Used in course? Yes