Canada Chaucer Seminar

The Canada Chaucer Seminar will take place on Saturday, 27 April 2013 at the Centre for Medieval Studies at the University of Toronto.

Below is the program.

9:00-9:30 Registration Coffee, Tea and Muffins
Welcome: William Robins

9:30-10:30 Session 1

ARDIS BUTTERFIELD (Yale): “Writing Chaucer’s Life: The Evanescence of the Archive”

10:30-10:45 Coffee and Tea

10:45-11:45 Session 2 Re-appropriating Performative Speech Acts – Chaucer before Austin

KATHY CAWSEY (Dalhousie): “Doing – and failing to do – things with words in Book of the Duchess and Parlement of Foules”
ELIZABETH EDWARDS (King’s College): “Speech as Action and the progress of Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde.”

11:45-12:00 Coffee and Tea

12:00-1:00 Session 3

LEAH SCHWEBEL (University of Connecticut): “Not Another ‘Olde Story’: The Rhetoric of Erasure in Chaucer’s Thebes”
LAURENCE DE LOOZE (University of Western Ontario): “Misconception in Chaucer’s Merchant’s Tale”

1:00-2:30 Break for Lunch
We will provide participants with suggestions for nearby restaurants and cafés.

2:30-3:30 Session 4

JOHN GECK (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies): “‘from thennes faste he gan avyse/ This litel spot of erthe:’: GIS and the General Prologue”
TIMOTHY MILLER (Notre Dame): “Retraction History: A History of License in Chaucerian Interpretation”

3:30-3:45 Coffee and Tea

3:45-4:45 Session 5

ARTHUR BAHR (MIT): “Pleasurable Forms and Forms of Pleasure in the Pages of the Pearl-Manuscript”
ROBERT EPSTEIN (Fairfield University): “The Wife of Bath and the Gender of the Gift”

4:45-5:00 Coffee and Tea

5:00-6:00 Session 6

JAMES WELDON (Wilfrid Laurier): “O word er I go: Grisilde and Closure in the Naples Manuscript”

6:00-7:30 Reception in Honour of James Weldon, Great Hall

Hosted by the Centre for Medieval Studies, the Canadian Society of Medievalists, Wilfrid Laurier University

All sessions are held in Room 310
Registration and Breaks are held in the Great Hall
Centre for Medieval Studies, Lillian Massey Building,
125 Queen’s Park, University of Toronto

For more information see the event website.