Posted on February 17, 2022 at 3:23 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

2020 did yield a few moments to be proud of or grateful for.

One example: an app dedicated to Geoffrey Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales.

Specifically, one that includes an audio performance of the General Prologue as written, accompanied by visuals of the original manuscript and a side-by-side comparison of the Middle English and modern English words.

Additionally, CantApp provides historical and biographical context, commentary, notes, and vocabulary.

CantApp is a collaboration between academics at University College London, the University of Saskatchewan, and The National Library of Wales.

(UCL's website notes, by the way, that CantApp is the first web/mobile app based off a major literary work and including original scholarship.)

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