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Fabrication Team Manuscript Reflection

Design Statement The fabrication team was in charge of the design/fabrication of the manuscript’s paper, cover, and binding. We wanted to represent medieval style while also maintaining a simplistic and modern design. This lead to us deciding that we wanted

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Self-Assessment of Class Participation

Directions for Submission Your self-assessment of class participation should be a brief, reflective essay of approximately 500 words. The length is a rough guideline; the important thing is to provide a complete, honest, and well-supported evaluation of what you contributed

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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

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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The Dubious Authorship of “A Balade of Complaint”

By Kelly Snyder Geoffrey Chaucer: poet, astronomer, philosopher, and father of English literature. He has written many great works including several short poems known as “complaints”. The complaint as a literary genre gained some popularity in Chaucer’s time as a

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“Merciles Beaute”: Historical and Literary Analysis – Final Revision

Merciles Beaute: A Triple Roundel Middle English Merciles Beaute: A Triple Roundel I Your yen two wol slee me sodenly; I may the beautee of hem not sustene, So woundeth hit throughout my herte kene.   And but your word

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Recap Blogging

Communicating Through Narrative In keeping with the objectives of the class to develop your analytical and communication skills, this project invites you to participate in creating the archival record of our class. In addition to being a resource for those

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Historical and Literary Analysis

Writing About Literature The objective of this assignment is improving your communication and analytical thinking skills by crafting an essay (1500-1750 words) that: 1) offers a scholarly interpretation of one of Chaucer’s shorter poems, and 2) engages the interpretations of

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