IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 904: Current Trends in Gower Studies

Tuesday 10 July 2007, 19.30-20.30

Sponsor:The Gower Project
Organiser:Malte Urban, Department of English, King's College London
Moderator/Chair:Malte Urban, Department of English, King's College London
Abstract

The works of Chaucer’s 14th-century contemporary are continuing to undergo a renaissance in critical interest that brings them to the attention of a continuously expanding and increasingly heterogeneous audience. This roundtable discussion is the second in a series of roundtables sponsored by the Gower Project, an international network of scholars that aims to facilitate the Gower renaissance. Contributions focus on either a single aspect of the study of Gower’s life, works, and time or more general contributions on how current trends in literary studies could and should inform our reading of Gower’s works.
Participants include Holly Gail Barbaccia (Georgetown College, Kentucky), Jonathan Hsy (University of Pennsylvania), Nicola F. McDonald (University of York), Samantha Rayner (University of Wales, Bangor), and Jamie Taylor (Bryn Mawr College, Pennsylvania).