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Humanities Text Initiative from the University of Michigan - (dead link)
A large selection of online texts and images although some collections have limited access

  • Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse - (dead link)
    "The Humanities Text Initiative intends to develop the Corpus of Middle English Prose and Verse into an extensive and reliable collection of Middle English electronic texts, either by converting the texts ourselves or by negotiating access to other collections produced to specified high standards of accuracy. At present, sixty-one texts are available; several others will be added soon. HTI wants to include in the corpus all editions of Middle English texts used in the MED, and the more recent scholarly editions which in some cases may have superseded them."

Literary Resources -- Medieval
Jack Lynch, Rutgers University

The Labyrinth
"...provide automatic connections to databases, services, and electronic texts on other servers around the world...In addition, the Labyrinth will include a full range of new resources: an electronic library, on-line forums, professional directories and news, on-line bibliographies, an on-line "university" of teachers and scholars available for electronic conferencing, and an archive of pedagogical tools."
A wonderful resource.
Georgetown University

Sections include: Medieval ; Renaissance ; 17th Century.
"This site combines three sites first created in 1996 to provide a starting point for students and enthusiasts of English Literature. Nothing replaces a quality library, but hopefully this site will help fill the needs of those who have not access to one.
By Anniina Jokinen

Medieval Forum (MF)
"...a new electronic journal for the promotion of scholarship in Medieval English Literature...MF is dedicated to providing a venue for the free exchange of ideas, a return to the original vision of a public forum informed by a collegial and cooperative spirit. Electronic format has been chosen to afford a wide circulation of articles by a broad range of contributors, particularly independent scholars, who wish to share their perspectives in a communal atmosphere.

Old English Pages
"An encyclopedic compendium of resources for the study of Old English and Anglo-Saxon England."
Includes a selection of audio files.
Georgetown University

Old English at the University of Virginia
Includes pronunciation practice, typefaces, software, bibliographies, and additional links
Peter S. Baker, English Dept., University of Virginia

The Middle English Collection
Electronic Text Center, University of Virginia

Middle English Romances - (dead link)
An online companion to the Norton Critical Edition

Chaucer - (dead link) Chaucer MetaPage
"This project was initiated at the 33rd International Congress of Medieval Studies by a group of medievalists interested in promoting Chaucer studies on the WWW. Its aims are:

  • to organize and provide navigation aides for Chaucer resources on the WWW
  • to work towards enhancing and extending those resources
  • and to encourage Chaucer studies, including those undertaken via "distance learning," at all levels of education."

New Chaucer Society
" provide a forum for teachers and scholars of Geoffrey Chaucer.

The Electronic Beowulf Project
"...has assembled a huge database of digital images of the Beowulf manuscript and related manuscripts and printed texts."
The British Library

"These pages present some of work done by Beowulf translators and scholars. I am a Beowulf hobbyist (how nerdy can you get!) and not an expert on Anglo-Saxon literature or translation. The only contribution I am making to Beowulf scholarship is to bring other people's work together into one place. These pages are not meant for scholars, they are for people who are just starting to learn about Beowulf."
By Syd Allan

Academic Discussion Lists

ENGLISC - A Forum for Composition in Old English
"an electronic discussion group dedicated to writing and communicating in Old English."

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