CFP: John Gower in the 21st Century (UK) (7/31/06; Leeds, 7/9/07-7/12/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Malte Urban
contact email: 
mmu@aber.ac.uk

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 Gower¹s situation within 21st-century
medieval studies, and it is hoped that we can define more clearly his
position in the contemporary academy and his relation to the London culture
in which he was working, especially the relationship between his poetry and
that of his contemporaries and successors.

Possible topics include:

-Gower¹s Life
-Gower¹s Manuscripts and their Production
-Gower as Cultural Theorist and Moralist
-Gower and Chaucer
-Gower the Multilingualist.

Please send abstracts of up 200 words for 20 minute papers, preferably as MS
Word attachment, to mmu_at_aber.ac.uk before July 31st 2006 or to:

Malte Urban
Department of English Literature
University of Wales, Hugh Owen Building
Penglais, Aberystwyth
SY23 3DY
UK

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cfp categories: 
medieval