From the Middle Ages (or about them)
By Prof. Anna Wilson
Looking to broaden your literary horizons and flex your reading muscles over the summer with some medieval and early modern literature? The following reading list offers some recommendations for excellent reads from before 1500 CE for COVID-19 times, and a few modern texts inspired by the middle ages. Attached are links to translations and other resources, including podcast episodes and digitized manuscripts; almost all the texts should also be available in affordable translations online or from your local bookstore (look for Penguin or Everyman editions). If you have any questions about any of the texts below or, if you've read one and want to discuss it, email Professor Anna Wilson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Texts starred with an asterisk (*) are typically on the syllabus of Prof. Wilson's Arrivals class, which is running in Spring 2021. That class uses the Broadview Anthology of British Literature, and translations may differ from those available for free online.
Partly available on Google Books.