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Week 12 Recap Blog: Draft

On Monday we continued our discussion of House of Fame, focusing on Book II. The House of Fame is considered a “Dream Vision” , a popular literary device in the the 14th and 15th century in which authors would recount

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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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Link to Digital Edition Site

Here is the link to the MediaWiki installation for our digital edition:  

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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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Transcription Team’s Manuscript Reflections

Introduction The class project to create a book representative of both medieval manuscripts and modern literature required a combination of innovative design, content, transcription and fabrication. The project as a whole was designed with the intention of illustrating the art,

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Modern MS Codex Project: Editorial Group Reflection

  Design Statement The editing team was tasked with assembling a sizable amount of text into a single work and organizing it in such a way that a greater meaning could be discerned from the work as a whole. This

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Recap Blog Draft

Week in Review: On Monday the class divided into their groups formed on the previous Friday in order to continue working on their class presentations. The presentations were designed to compare/contrast a character’s portrayal in Chaucer’s Legend of Good Women

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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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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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