Collaborative Codex: Design Team Group Reflection

Introduction The modern MS codex project set itself apart from other class projects in the sense that it truly required the collaboration of the whole class. The four teams have been like cogs in a well-oiled machine and it has

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Digital Edition

Doing Things With History, Rebooted Although Who Murdered Chaucer? certainly tests the boundaries of academic scholarship, it is still recognizably what academics and their publishers call a “monograph.” Similarly, the work you did on the literary and historical analysis essays and even

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Modern MS Codex Individual Reflection Prompt

Overview As outlined in the project description, up to 75 points of the 250 potential points allocated to this project will be awarded based on your individual contributions to the project. In determining how many points to award, I will draw

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Modern MS Codex Group Reflection Prompt

Overview As outlined in the project description, up to 100 points of the 250 potential points allocated to this project will be awarded based on each group’s major deliverable (Designers=Concept Presentation, Editors=Final Copy, Scribes=Finished Pages, Fabricators=Binding) and the group reflection.

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Week 10 Recap Blog: On the Legend of Good Women

Preface Geoffrey Chaucer left behind a complicated message in The Legend of Good Women. His tales of feminine morality could have simply spelling out his opinions on the social place of women in medieval England, but his love of satire makes

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Reading Response for *The Legend of Good Women,* “Prologue”

Introduction As we discussed in class on Monday, we are having a “virtual” discussion of our first reading, the “Prologue,” from Chaucer’s The Legend of Good Women. The goal is to draw out themes, questions, differing interpretations, and problems to fuel

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Week 8 Recap Blog: Final

A Brief Introduction:      In week 8 our class began the design process, laying the groundwork for our eventual finished manuscript.  We were able to define such clear headings and themes throughout this week’s work due to our class’s

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Week 7 Recap Blog: Handwriting, Books, and Relevant Mediums of Expression

Usefulness of Handwriting: Self Expression vs. Standardization Unfortunately, I was not able to attend class on Monday (10/1/2012). However, thanks to the generosity of Will Whiteside, I was able to read his summery of the class and expand on the

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Modern MS Codex

Doing Things With History Although Who Murdered Chaucer? certainly tests the boundaries of academic scholarship, it is still recognizably what academics and their publishers call a “monograph.” Similarly, the work you have done thus far on the literary and historical analysis

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“Chaucers Wordes unto Adam, His Owne Scriveyn:” Review of Interpretations Concerning the Poem

In “Wordes unto Adam, his own Scriveyn,” Chaucer critiques his scribe’s copying abilities. Several different interpretations of the poem exist; these include a superficial interpretation concerning only what is apparent from the text, an allegorical interpretation of Original Sin and

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