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 Gowerís 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

Please join The Gower Project Translation Wiki, an open forum for sharing translations of John Gower's major works (Miroir de l'Omme, Vox Clamantis, and Confessio Amantis). Email Georgiana Donavin if you or your students would like to post a translation on the wiki. This is a crowdsourcing effort, so even translations of a few lines are welcome.

Robert J. Meindl's translation of the Vox Clamantis, Book 6 is available on The Gower Project Translation Wiki.

The Gower Project has launched an online journal entitled Accessus: A Journal of Premodern Literature and New Media. The third issue is due out in December.

Georgiana Donavin and Eve Salisbury, co-directors of the Gower Project, delivered a paper entitled "Treasure Trove to Drawer in Disarray: Newberry Library MS 33.5" at the New Chaucer Society on Saturday, July 19, 1:30-3:00 p.m.

The Gower Project sponsored two sessions for III Gower Congress at the University of Rochester, June 30 to July 3: "The Gower Project and New Media" and "Gower and Medicine."

The Gower Project sponsored a session on "Gower and Science" at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo. Click here for the session description.

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Members Websites

Georgiana Donavin - Home page for the Gower Project

Gower Project Translation Wiki

Eve Salisbury - Gower Manuscripts and Editions

Malte Urban - Crowdsourcing Transcriptions

Siân Echard


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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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