CFP: [Medieval] Gower Society - CFP First International Congress of the John Gower Society

full name / name of organization: 
Susannah Chewning
contact email: 
chewning@ucc.edu

The year 2008 marks the 600th anniversary of John Gower's death. To
commemorate this event, the John Gower Society, in conjunction with
Cardiff University, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of
London, and Southwark Cathedral, announce the FIRST INTERNATIONAL
CONGRESS OF THE JOHN GOWER SOCIETY, 13-16 JULY 2008.

Sessions will be held on the campus of Queen Mary and Westfield College,
Mile End. Meals and housing accommodations will also be available on
campus. Conference plans include evensong and readings from Gower's
Latin, French and English poetry, followed by a reception, in Southwark
Cathedral, a walking tour of "Gower's Southwark" led by historian Martha
Carlin, author of Medieval Southwark (Hambledon Press, 1996), a special
tour of the Museum of London, and a banquet aboard a Thames River boat.
For those attendees going on to the New Chaucer Society Congress in
Swansea, coaches will be arranged, and can be booked in advance. A stop
in Ewelme will include a tour of the tomb of Chaucer's granddaughter and
alms houses led by John Hines. See the Gower Society website for updated
information: www.johngower.org

PROPOSALS TO BE SENT BY 15 SEPTEMBER 2007

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers addressing any aspect of
Gower's life and works, including manuscripts and early printed
editions. Shorter papers, ca. 10 minutes, on topics related to pedagogy
and technology are encouraged as well. Speakers may give a short paper
of this sort, and a longer paper as well. Please indicate IN YOUR
PROPOSAL whether specific equipment-slide projector, OHP, or computer
gear-will be required.

Abstracts (1-2 pp) should be sent for consideration no later than 15
September 2007 to R.F. Yeager (Dept. of English and Foreign Languages,
University of West Florida, Pensacola FL 32514); by FAX (850)
474-2934; or e-mail, rfyeager_at_hotmail.com

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