Monday, March 16, 2009

Yearbook of Langland Studies online+print subscription!

This just in!!

"Dear Lawrence,

I am pleased to advise that as requested, we have been successful in upgrading our current subscription for the Yearbook of Langland Studies to Print + Online. The upgrade has been submitted and received by our supplier. The publisher will advise us shortly when the online version becomes available."

Keep your eyes peeled ...

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Middle English Reading Group: Wednesday at 1:00

The Middle English Reading Group (MERG) will meet on Wednesday, 11 March at 1 p.m. in the courtyard of the Holmes Building.

They'll be tracking our readings so go along for some fun! All welcome; the group reads and doesn't translate or interpret or anything like that--very low pressure and great practice.

This week (11 March) it'll be passus I-II (of Pearsall's new C edition).

Monday, March 2, 2009

C-Text Manuscript in microfilm

Available at Fisher Library (here is the link to the catalog entry): this is Trinity College Dublin MS 212.

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Great links to online digital images of MSS and editions

Sites that are really good for this class:
  • To repeat, the International Piers Plowman Society's page includes among other treats an annotated online bibliography from ca. 1985-2006.
  • where you will find links to two full-colour online facsimiles of two 1550 editions. The "1505" one is what I suggest for your portfolio.
  • The image from Harley 2376 is available here. You can click on for bigger images.
  • A complete full-colour facsimile of a manuscript--the only one I know of on the web--is of National Library of Wales MS 733b, available here.
  • You might also like to play around with The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive.

Week 2 of Langland in Sydney!

Hi friends -- you'll see I've made a blog. That does mean that the public can keep tabs on us. Hello public! But I thought it'd be an easy way to communicate.

What I neglected to say today in class was:
  • yes, it's a good idea to go ahead and get into the portfolio for next week!
  • and, for a kick-a** annotated bibliography of Langland criticism from c. 1985 through 2006 go to > "Bibliographies" where you can do lots of good searches. NB if you find any mistakes --and there are lots in there I'm sure --please let me know cos I am the person who oversees this site. Thanks.
Stay tuned for more fun.