CFP: John Gower and Theorique (UK) (12/15/07; 7/14/08-7/16/08)

full name / name of organization: 
Allan Mitchell
contact email: 
amitch@uvic.ca

CFP: John Gower and Theorique
Conference: “The Age of Gower 1408-2008”
London 14-16 July, 2008

This session at the upcoming international congress on John Gower
(which coincides with the 600th anniversary of the poet's death) will
be devoted to philosophical Gower, or any aspect of Gowerian
“theorique” (e.g., social, rhetorical, humoral, alchemical,
astrological). Topics may include: How does Gower adapt or
articulate theories? Who or what exemplifies a philosopher in his
works? How can modern theory help illuminate the philosophical in
Gower? What relation obtains between theory and practice? Papers that
take up such questions in relation to any aspect of Gower’s writing
are invited.

Please submit paper proposals of one or two pages with full name and
affiliation to:

Dr Allan Mitchell
Department of English
University of Victoria
PO Box 3070 STN CSC
Victoria, BC V8W 3W1
CANADA
amitch_at_uvic.ca

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cfp categories: 
medieval