Middle English reading group

In 2020, PMRG initiated a fortnightly online meeting where participants of all abilities read out and translate Middle English texts, with minimal preparation required. We choose interesting texts in editions that have useful translations or glosses to help the beginning reader, and there are usually some more experienced readers attending who can provide some help with pronunciation or grammar.

If you are interested in joining our circle, email [email protected] for further information and we will provide details of the next Zoom meeting (held on Mondays, 6–7 pm).

A list of the texts we have tackled so far may be found here.

Useful online resources include the TEAMS collection of texts (University of Rochester) and the dictionary component of the Middle English Compendium (University of Michigan).

(updated 14 July 2023)