Easy Tech for British Literature

Thousands of public domain or Creative Commons images are available from Wikimedia Commons.
From the Brooklyn Bridge by Kadellar to Mycalesis i by Kadavoor-2, these images are amazing.
Flickr also has lots of Creative Commons images. If you want to limit yourself to images you are free to re-use, just put Creative Commons into the search.

PowerPoints I have used or looked at:
Introduction to British Literature from Longyan University
Beowulf as Epic Hero powerpoint
MHS English department Wikispaces’ Beowulf Text and Context
Paradise Lost Introduction with a freaky fact, biography of Milton, etc.
Arlene Opina’s Introduction to Beowulf
Shakespeare PowerPoint: His Life and Times
Shakespeare PPt Includes Scenery, Costumes, Theaters
The Tempest Performances

A sampling of test or reading questions on the net:
Utah Valley University McDonald’s British Literature Survey
Carson-Newman University Dr. Wheeler’s Read-Along Questions
Beowulf test questions from Holt, Rinehart, and Winston.

Robert E. Diamond’s The Wanderer
Benjamin Thorpe’s The Wanderer
Michael J. Alexander’s The Wanderer
Rick McDonald’s translation of The Wanderer
A. S. Kline’s abridged The Wanderer
Improbable Bostonian’s The Wanderer
Jonathan A. Glenn’s The Wanderer
Burton Raffel’s The Seafarer
A. S. Kline’s abridged The Seafarer
S. A. J. Bradley’s The Seafarer
Jonathan A. Glenn’s The Seafarer
Judith in the Vulgate, section that parallels the poem
Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of Judith
“The Seafarer” side by side Old and Modern English
“The Wife’s Lament”
Charmae Cotton’s The Wife’s Lament
R. M. Liuzza’s The Wife’s Lament
Richard Hamer’s The Wife’s Lament
Michael R. Burch (loose translation) The Wife’s Lament
The Wife’s Lament: Hypertext Edition
Ann Stanford’s The Wife’s Lament
Charles W. Kennedy’s The Wife’s Lament
“Pardoner’s Tale” side-by-side Middle and Modern English
“Nun’s Priest Tales” side-by-side Middle and Modern English
(Actually the above two sites have the entirety of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Middle and Modern English.)

YouTube Videos:
Beowulf related:


The Wanderer related:

The Seafarer related:

Everyman related

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight related:

The Canterbury Tales related:

Audio links:
Eavan Roland reads The Wife’s Lament
Greg Delanty reads The Wanderer

Additional information:
English History and Literature: Notes on the Old English Period
Anglo-Saxon Poetry terms
Guardian’s Anglo-Saxon Treasure Hoard pictures

Resource collections:
Illinois State’s Online Resources page for Survey of British Literature, includes webcasts, PowerPoints, videos
–Apparently it is a whole course you can take yourself by viewing and reading through everything.
–Not in the order I would use them, but a lot of sources.
Old English Dictionary
Old English Translator
The Labyrinth: Resources for Medieval Studies by Georgetown University
The Complete Works of Shakespeare at MIT
OpenSource Shakespeare, an experiment in literary technology
Shakespeare Resource Center
Mr. William Shakespeare and the Internet
Shakespeare Dictionary
The Victorian Web
Project Gutenberg, thousands of free ebooks

For purchase, but worth it:
Chaucer Studio on-site production of “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale” at Kalamazoo $10
Other works from Chaucer Studio

Laird and Kuh. On student engagement with technology.
Kuh. Includes Community College assessment.
Chen, Lambert, and Guidry. Online student engagement.
Pike and Kuh.
Kvavik and Caruso.
Rosenberg, Marc J. E-Learning: Strategies for Delivering Knowledge in the Digital Age. McGraw-Hill, 2000. Print.
Sharples, Mike, Josie Taylor, and Giasemi Vavoula. “Towards a Theory of Mobile Learning.” University of Birmingham, UK. 2005. Web. 18 January 2012.
Argues for incorporating into the classroom our students’ “ubiquitous use of personal and shared technology “(2).
Vavoula, Giasemi. “A Study of Mobile Learning Practices.” Mobilearn.org. 29 March 2005. Web. 19 January 2012.
Examines the benefits of using the “activity of learners in a technology-enabled world” (D4.4).

Update: A link that will work for the rest of the fall semester of 2012 to my early British literature calendar for online works we use in class.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge