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Canada Chaucer Seminar

Canada Chaucer Seminar
125 Queen's Park, room 312
Time: Apr 12th, 8:30 am End: Apr 12th, 5:30 pm
Interest Categories: Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Medieval Studies (FAS), History (FAS), French (FAS), English and Drama (UTM), English (UTSC), English (FAS), Digital Art/Humanities, Critical Theory, Comparative Literature (FAS), Cinema, 1200-1500
Symposium featuring keynote talks by Helen Cooper (Cambridge) and Warren Ginsberg (Oregon)


Sixth Annual Meeting
University of Toronto
Saturday 12 April 2014

Centre for Medieval Studies
Lillian Massey Building, 3rd Floor, Room 312
125 Queen’s Park, Toronto

This event is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required. For further information, please contact gisellegos@fas.harvard.edu or the Centre for Medieval Studies at (416) 978-4884.

8:30-9:00     Registration / Coffee, Tea and Muffins

9:00-10:00     Session 1

  • Welcome: William Robins
  • Helen Cooper (Cambridge): “Not Swerving from Decorum: Chaucer's Practice of Theory”

10:00-10:15     Coffee and Tea

10:15-11:45     Session 2

  • Frederick M. Biggs (Connecticut): “The Confessio Amantis and Other Sources for the Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale”
  • Robert Meyer-Lee (Indiana): “What Hoccleve’s Series Tells Us about the Canterbury Tales”
  • Noelle Phillips (Toronto): “Lydgate’s Verses on the Kings of England and the Social Function of Fifteenth-Century Literary Historiography”

11:45-12:00     Coffee and Tea

12:00-1:00     Session 3

  • Melissa Furrow (Dalhousie): “Philippa of Hainault as English Spectacle”
  • Lynn Arner (Brock): “Chaucer and Film in Pre-WWII America”

1:00-2:30     Break for Lunch
    We will provide participants with suggestions for nearby restaurants and cafés

2:30-4:15     Session 4

  • Kathleen Cawsey (Dalhousie): “Ice Letters, Checkerboard Voices, Broken Wind: The Look of Words in Chaucer’s House of Fame.”
  • Elizaveta Strakov (Penn): “Sufficient English: Engaging with the French in the Squire’s Tale and the Prologue to the Legend of Good Women”
  • Fiona Somerset (Connecticut): “Trouble with Consent: Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale”

4:15-4:30     Coffee and Tea

4:30-5:30     Session 5

  • Warren Ginsberg (Oregon): “The Dancer and the Dance: Tellers, Tales, and Translation in the Canterbury Tales”

5:30 Reception


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