Welcome to The Gower Project

Gower Effigy

*Portrait courtesy of Siân Echard.

The Gower Project is a consortium of European and North American scholars investigating the effects of new technologies and cutting edge theoretical perspectives on the reading of and research into John Gower’s poetry.

Our various web sites, each devoted to a separate aspect of our work, demonstrate hypertextual responses to Gower's poems and offer online aids for teaching and research.

This site, maintained by Georgiana Donavin at Westminster College, is our Home and Resources Page. It hosts the latest Project news, links to a variety of Gower sites, and offers an updated bibliography on the most recent scholarly work on Gower's poems.

The Gower Project Mission Statement

Gower Project Highlights


Thanks to all participants in The Gower Project sessions at the International Congress in Kalamazoo! Abstracts of conference papers will soon be posted on this site.

Kudos to Linda Marie Zaerr, Boise State University, for her performance "experiments" of Gower's "Pygmalion"in a Congress session sponsored by The Gower Project.

Click on "Bibliography" above to see an overview of the last five years in Gower scholarship. The Bibliography has been recently revised.

Interested in dramatic readings of medieval poems? Here is a script of "The Tale of Florent" for five parts that can help create a readers' theater in your classroom.

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Members' Websites

Georgiana Donavin - Home page for the Gower Project

Gower Project Translation Wiki

Eve Salisbury - Gower Manuscripts, Editions, and Blog

Malte Urban - Crowdsourcing Transcriptions

Siân Echard

Jonathan Hsy

If you are interested in John Gower studies, can help in the development of this Web site, or have an idea for a conference paper on Gower, please contact Georgiana Donavin to find out how to become a member of The Gower Project.

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