¶ 2 Leave a comment on paragraph 2 0 The Open Access Companion to the Canterbury Tales is a free, scholar-produced volume of introductory essays for first-time readers of Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales. Essay chapters explore each of the tales in relation to an engaging topic of broad general interest, while reference chapters provide key context and tools for understanding the Canterbury Tales and its time period.
¶ 3 Leave a comment on paragraph 3 0 In August 2016 to December 2016, we ran a crowdsourced online Open Review of polished drafts for over half of the material in the companion. Comments from the Open Review remain on chapter drafts, and you can find more information on the review here:
¶ 4 Leave a comment on paragraph 4 0 Why the distinctive look of this page? Every paragraph is numbered and there’s a comments section on the right. That’s because this site is using the excellent CommentPress Core plugin for WordPress. This plugin makes possible robustly interactive commenting on drafts during our Open Review process, and it applies to every page on this WordPress site.
¶ 5 Leave a comment on paragraph 5 0 The Open Access Canterbury Tales is taking shape. We have commenced an Open Review of polished drafts of roughly half of the content in the volume. We welcome scholars, teachers, readers, learners, and explorers of all kinds to participate in this Open Review of chapters and to help contribute to this non-commercial project.
¶ 6 Leave a comment on paragraph 6 0 After the close of the Open Review and a period of revision and proofing, a definitive version of the Open Access Canterbury Tales will appear in August 2017 free of charge for download or web use. Additional seasons of material with more chapters will be added in future versions.
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¶ 14 Leave a comment on paragraph 14 0 Forthcoming: Progress information about Open Review, Announcement of opportunities for those who wish to join or assist the project, Bonus material, Information about planning for distribution and formatting of completed volume.