“Chaucer’s Walls” (MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

deadline for submissions: 
March 15, 2019
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MLA Chaucer Forum
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“Chaucer’s Walls”

(MLA 2020 Chaucer Forum)

What makes a wall medieval? Chaucerian walls as physical, political, phenomenological, and psychic structures. Porosity and impenetrablity. Demarcation and enfoldment. Polity and publicity. Privacy and voyeurism. Classical echoes and contemporary resonances. 250-word abstracts by March 15 to Wan-Chuan Kao (kaow@wlu.edu) and Eleanor Johnson (ebj2117@columbia.edu).