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Canada Chaucer Seminar

Canada Chaucer Seminar
125 Queen's Park, Lillian Massey Building, 3rd Floor
Time: Apr 22nd, 8:30 am End: Apr 22nd, 7:30 pm
Interest Categories: Medieval Studies (FAS), Humanities, History (FAS), Historical Studies (UTM), Historical and Cultural Studies (UTSC), 1500-1800, 1200-1500
Conference

The Centre for Medieval Studies presents

 

The Eighth Annual Canada Chaucer Seminar

A one-day forum where scholars come together to discuss current research on Chaucer and on late medieval literature and culture.

 

 

Program

8:30–9:00
Registration/Coffee

Welcome

9:00–9:15
William Robins (Toronto)

Session One

9:15–10:30
Holly Crocker (University of South Carolina): “Virtues that Matter: Griselda and the Problem of the Human in Chaucer’s Clerk’s Tale
10:30–10:45
Coffee/Tea

Session Two

10:45–12:00
Chair: Jessica Lockhart (Toronto)
Robert Epstein (Fairfield): “Giving Evil: Fabliau Violence and the Logic of the Feud in The Miller’s Tale
Fiona Somerset (Connecticut): “No Justice No Peace: Chaucer’s Physician’s Tale, the Worm of Conscience, and the Rule of Law”
Manish Sharma (Concordia): “Chaucerian (Non)Philosophy”
12:00–2:00
Lunch

Session Three

2:00–3:15
Chair: Jeff Espie (University of British Columbia)
Stephen Powell (Guelph): “Rethinking Urry’s Chaucer”
Leah Schwebel (Texas State): “Chaucer Through the Looking Glass: Lydgate’s Chaucerian Poetics in the Fall of Princes
Stephen Yeager (Concordia): “Lydgate, Humanism, Old English Script”
3:15–3:30
Coffee/Tea

Session Four

3:30–4:30
Chair: Anna Wilson (Toronto)
Suzanne Akbari (Toronto): “Static Time: Ekphrasis in Chaucer’s Knight’s Tale and House of Fame
Kara Gaston (Toronto) “Planning for the Future with Walter and Griselda”
4:30–4:45
Coffee/Tea

Session Five

4:30–5:30
James Simpson (Harvard): “Textual Face: Cognition as Recognition”
5:30–7:00
Reception in the Great Hall

 

 

Registration for the conference is free and will begin on-site at 8:30 am in the Great Hall. A reception, open to all who attend, will begin at 5:30 pm. Other details are available on our website and the attached poster.

Questions about the conference should be directed to Sarah Star: sarah.star@mail.utoronto.ca

 

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