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Baugh, A. C., 'Improvisation in the Middle English Romances', Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, 103 (1959), 418-54

Bédier, Joseph, 'La Tradition manuscrite du Lai de l'Ombre: réflexions sur l'art d'éditer les anciens textes', Romania, 54 (1928), 161-96, 321-56 

Benson, L. D., ed., The Riverside Chaucer, 3rd edn. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988)

Bliss, A. J., ed., Sir Orfeo, 2nd edn. (Oxford: Clarendon, 1966).

Brown, Carleton, ed., Religious Lyrics of the XIVth Century (1924), 2nd edn., rev. by G.V. Smithers (Oxford: Clarendon, 1957).

Brown, Carleton, ed., English Lyrics of the Thirteenth Century (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1932) 

Cerquiglini, Bernard, Éloge de la variante (Paris: Cerf, 1989);  trans. Betsy Wing (Baltimore,
MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1999)

d'Avray, D. L., Medieval Marriage Sermons: Mass Communication in a Culture without Print (Oxford; Oxford University Press, 2001) 

Gray, Douglas, Themes and Images in the Medieval English Religious Lyric (London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1972).

Jacobs, Nicolas, 'Kindly Light or Foxfire? The Authorial Text Reconsidered', in A Guide to Editing Middle English, ed. Vincent P. McCarren and Douglas Moffat (Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1998), pp. 3-14.

Kane, George, and E. Talbot Donaldson, ed., Piers Plowman: The B Version (London: University of London, Athlone Press, 1975).

Machan, Tim William, Textual Criticism and Middle English Texts (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1994); see also the review by Bella Millett, Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 18 (1996), 243-7.

McGann, Jerome J., A Critique of Modern Textual Criticism (Chicago: University of Chicago press, 1983); rpt., with a preface by the author and a foreword by D. C. Greetham (Charlottesville and London: University Press of Virginia, 1992).

Millett, Bella, 'Women in No Man's Land: English recluses and the development of vernacular literature in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries', in Women and Literature in Britain 1150-1500, ed. Carol M. Meale (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1993; 2nd edn., 1996).

Millett, Bella, 'Mouvance and the Medieval Author', in Late-Medieval Religious Texts and their Transmission: Essays in Honour of A. I. Doyle, ed. A. J. Minnis, York Manuscripts Conferences; Proceedings Series, 3 (Cambridge: Brewer, 1994), pp. 9-20. 

Millett, Bella, ed., Ancrene Wisse: A Corrected Edition of the Text in Cambridge, Corpus Christi College, MS 402, with Variants from Other Manuscripts, vol. 1, EETS 325 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005).

Mustanoja, Tauno F., A Middle English Syntax, Part 1: Parts of Speech, Memoires de la Societe neophilologique de Helsinki, xxiii (Helsinki: Societe Neophilologique, 1960)

Patterson, Lee, 'The Logic of Textual Criticism and the Way of Genius; The Kane-Donaldson Piers Plowman in Historical Perspective', in Textual Criticism and Literary Interpretation, ed. Jerome J. McGann (Chicago: Chicago University Press, 1985), pp. 55-91; rpt. in Lee Patterson, Negotiating the Past: The Historical Understanding of Medieval Literature (Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1987), pp. 77-113.

Reynolds, L. D., and N. G. Wilson, Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature, 2nd edn. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1974) 

Walter Map, De Nugis Curialium (Courtiers' Trifles), ed. and trans. M. R. James, rev. C. N. L. Brooke and R. A. B. Mynors, Oxford Medieval Texts (Oxford: Clarendon, 1983).

Woolf, Rosemary, The English Religious Lyric in the Middle Ages (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1968)

Zumthor, Paul, Essai de poétique médiévale, Collection Poétique (Paris: Seuil, 1972)

Zumthor, Paul, La lettre et la voix: De la 'littérature' médiévale, Collection Poétique (Paris: Seuil, 1987)


Adams, Robert, et al., ed., The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, vol. 1: Corpus Christi College, Oxford MS 201 (F), The Society for Early English and Norse Electronic Texts; Series A, 1. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 2000. See http://www.iath.virginia.edu/seenet/home.html.

The Canterbury Tales Project (http://www.cta.dmu.ac.uk/projects/ctp/) has 
produced three electronic editions so far: 
Peter Robinson, ed., Chaucer: The Wife of Bath's Prologue (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996). 
Solopova, Elizabeth, ed., Chaucer: The General Prologue (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000).
Stubbs, Estelle, The Hengwrt Chaucer Digital Facsimile (Scholarly Digital Editions, 2000). (150 GBP)

Kevin Kiernan, ed., The Electronic Beowulf, 2 CDs (London: British Library, 1999)
See further http://www.uky.edu/ArtsSciences/English/Beowulf/eBeowulf/guide.htm

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