Medieval and Renaissance Lyric

English, as ENGL-441  |  European Studies, as EUST-374
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  • Middle English Dictionary
    Comprehensive analysis of lexicon and usage for the period 1100-1500, based on the analysis of a collection of over three million citation slips. Search by word, within entries, or in quotations.
  • Oxford Reference
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  • Online Chaucer Bibliography
    Includes materials from the Annotated Chaucer Bibliography published annually in Studies in the Age of Chaucer; freely available, sponsored by the New Chaucer Society and the library of the University of Texas at San Antonio

Greentree, Rosemary. The Middle English lyric and short poem. Annotated bibliographies of Old and Middle English literature series. Rochester, N.Y.: D.S. Brewer, 2001. Frost Stacks PR311 .G835 2001

Bjork, Robert E. The Oxford dictionary of the Middle Ages. New York: Oxford University Press, 2010. Frost Reference D114 .O94 2010

Saunders, Corinne J. A companion to medieval poetry. Malden, Mass.: Wiley-Blackwell, 2010. Frost Stacks PR313 .C65 2010

Campbell, Gordon. The Oxford dictionary of the Renaissance. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. Frost Reference CB361 .C27 2003

Kastan, David Scott. The Oxford encyclopedia of British literature. New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.


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    Journals to look for

    Medieval and Renaissance Specific:
    Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (JMEMS)
    Journal of English and Germanic Philology (JEGP)
    Studies in Philology
    Renaissance Quarterly
    Shakespeare Quarterly
    Studies in the Age of Chaucer (SAC)
    Modern Philology
    Chaucer Review

    PMLA (Publication of the Modern Languages Association)
    ELH (English Literary History)
    Critical Inquiry