ARTICLES AND OTHER RESOURCES
We are compiling a list of links to the publications by or about the Canterbury Tales Project. This is a resource under construction. In the meantime, you can visit the Canterbury Tales Project Zenodo repository. If you are interested in specific subjects, we have classified our publications in theory, stemmatology, and transcription.
Bordalejo, Gibbins, North, and Robinson, 2020
Bitner and Dase, 2020
Bordalejo and Vázquez, forthcoming.
Dase and Atkins, forthcoming.
TRANSCRIBING AND ENCODING THE CANTERBURY TALES
Bordalejo and Robinson, in progress
This section is under construction. You can also visit the Canterbury Tales Project Zenodo repository, where we share pre-prints as well as published articles, conference papers and project-related data.
An accurate bibliographical description of Caxton's Second Edition of the Canterbury Tales.
ANALYZING THE ORDER OF ITEMS IN MANUSCRIPTS OF THE CANTERBURY TALES.
Spencer et al., 2003
Chaucer's Canterbury Tales consists of loosely-connected stories, appearing in many different orders in extant manuscripts. Differences in order result from rearrangements by scribes during copying, and may reveal relationships among manuscripts. Identifying these relationships is analogous to determining evolutionary relationships among organisms from the order of genes on a genome. We use gene order analysis to construct a stemma for the Canterbury Tales. This stemma shows relationships predicted by earlier scholars, reveals new relationships, and shares features with a word variation stemma. Our results support the idea that there was no established order when the first manuscripts were written.
Howe et al., 2001
Frequently, letters, words and sentences are used in undergraduate textbooks and the popular press as an analogy for the coding, transfer and corruption of information in DNA. We discuss here how the converse can be exploited, by using programs designed for biological analysis of sequence evolution
The first published analysis of a section of the Tales using the methods pioneered by the Project. This article presents the results of a stemmatic analyis of the fifty-eight fifteenth-century witnesses to the Wife of Bath’s Prologue. This analysis is based on the transcripts and collations of these witnesses published on Robinson's CD-ROM of The Wife of Bath’s Prologue (Cambridge UP 1996),
Robinson and O'Hara, 1993
Reviews the use made of computer-assisted stemmatic methods by the Canterbury Tales project from 1990 to 1993. The project uses two methods: phylogenetic analysis (here called "Cladistic analysis"), using Swofford's PAUP program, and database analysis, using an early form of the VBase program, still in use by the Project (as is too PAUP) in 2020.
Robinson and Solopova, 1993
This article, affectionally known as the "Guidelines," has been fundamental for the Project. We no longer use this is as a transcription guide (our approach has changed both ideologically and technically). Despite that, the arguments put forward are central to our understanding of transcription and it continues to be one of the most cited articles on that matter.