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About Visualizing Chaucer


This Robbins Library Digital Project seeks to capture postmedieval illustrated versions of Chaucer’s work.   The project provides annotations for books containing illustrated versions of Chaucer’s writings and organizes these images by character/work for easy accessibility.

Our intention is to make these images readily accessible, where copyright allows, for teachers, students, and scholars interested in the afterlife of Chaucer’s works.

The Interlibrary Loan Department of Rush Rhees Library has provided invaluable assistance in obtaining materials for the project. Ryan Conrath, Casey Holland, Steffi Delcourt, Ashley Conklin, and Rosemary Paprocki have assisted in obtaining and preparing materials used in this project. Katherine Briant has assisted in the identification and preparation of post-medieval texts appropriate for the project.

Visualizing Chaucer was developed by Kara L. McShane and supported by the Rossell Hope Robbins Library Fellowship in the Digital Humanities.

Visualizing Chaucer is prepared and published in the Rossell Hope Robbins Library, a special medieval collection in the University of Rochester's Rush Rhees Library. The Robbins Library Digital Projects are overseen by Anna Siebach-Larsen ( Questions about Visualizing Chaucer can be directed to Kara L. McShane at