"Cinema Chauceriana": A Collection of Essays

full name / name of organization: 
Tison Pugh & Kathleen Kelly
contact email: 
tison.pugh@ucf.edu, k.kelly@neu.edu

“Cinema Chauceriana” will explore the representation of Chaucer and his literature on film, as well as the surprising dearth of this corpus in comparison to other narrative artists of the English literary tradition (e.g., Shakespeare, Dickens, the Brontë sisters, Henry James). We envision the collection as comprising two primary sections, with the first explicitly theorizing this lack of cinematic representation and the second analyzing various representatives of Cinema Chauceriana, including Powell and Pressburger’s “A Canterbury Tale” (1944), Pier Paolo Pasolini’s “I Racconti di Canterbury” (1972), Brian Helgeland’s “A Knight’s Tale” (2001), and the BBC “Canterbury Tales” (2003), among others. For more information and to discuss possible topics, please email both Tison and Kathleen.

cfp categories: 
film_and_television
interdisciplinary
medieval