IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1507: John Gower in the 21st Century

Thursday 12 July 2007, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:The Gower Project
Organisers:Jonathan Hsy, GW Digital Humanities Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Malte Urban, Department of English, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Hsy, GW Digital Humanities Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Paper 1507-aThe City and the King: Popular Revolt in the Tale of Virginia
(Language: English)
Craig E. Bertolet, Department of English, Auburn University, Alabama
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Middle English
Paper 1507-bJohn Gower, Hypertext, and Reading
(Language: English)
Malte Urban, Department of English, King's College London
Index terms: Language and Literature - Comparative, Language and Literature - Middle English
Abstract

The poetry of John Gower has experienced a renaissance of critical interest in recent years, and scholars are beginning to realise the potential of subjecting his works to an array of innovative approaches. This session aims to bring together a panel assessing Gower’s situation within 21st-century Medieval Studies, and it is hoped that we can define more clearly his position in relation to the London culture in which he was working, especially the relationship between his and Chaucer’s poetry.