Updated March 1999
These sites are in alphabetical order and do not reflect any kind of hierarchy.
U of Tennessee-Knoxville
Prof. Bonnie Duncan provides a list of links to essays on Medieval Literature as well as a few brief texts; essay topics include "Courtly Literature" and "Legendary Women of the Middle Ages." This page is part of the extensive and often-linked Women Writers of the Middle Ages.
Also see Bonnie Duncan's page on Middle English Language and Literature, which includes links to a variety of excellent sites; linked topic listings include (but are not limited to) Middle English Texts in Searchable Format, a number of sites on Arthurian Legends, and Myth/Legend/Folklore.
The Online Medieval & Classical Library from Berkeley consists of a number of full texts, including editions of Chaucer and translations of Chretien de Troyes, as well as Chronicles and Sagas.
Added March 1999: Find Middle English literary texts at the TEAMS Middle English Texts site. This extensive site of online texts, "published for TEAMS (The Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages) in association with the University of Rochester by Medieval Institute Publications," General Editor Russell Peck, is uploaded and maintained by Alan Lupack of the University of Rochester. Texts include scholarly introductions with select bibliographies and background studies and, on occasion, manuscript listings; those featuring female characters (linked list forthcoming) include: Why I Can't Be a Nun (early 15th c.), The Wedding of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnelle (roughly 13th c. or before), The Storie of Asneth (roughly 15th c. or before), The Pistel of Swete Susan (later 14th c.), Lay le Freine (early 14th c.), The Book of Margery Kempe (14th c.), and The Shewings of Julian of Norwich (14th c.).
Yahoo's Medieval Literature page contains many good literary links, including the Anthology of Middle English Literature (1350-1485) from Luminarium, the Labyrinth library, the Middle English Text Collection at the Electronic Text Center at the University of Virginia, the Online Medieval and Classical Library, and the Medieval Literature page from NetSERF.
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