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Not Your Father's Canon:  Reading Chaucer and Shakespeare Today

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Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Join Agnes Scott College English professors Charlotte Artese and Robert Meyer-Lee, two preeminent literary scholars, in conversation as they grapple with the legacies and futures of reading two of the most well-known writers in the Western literary tradition: Shakespeare and Chaucer. Together, they will discuss canonicity, research, interdisciplinarity, and tradition, and their approaches continued engagement with these important authors. Charis is proud to be the bookseller for this event. Register here.

About the Professors:

Robert J. Meyer-Lee is Professor of English at Agnes Scott College. He is author of the books Literary Value and Social Identity in the Canterbury Tales (2019) and Poets and Power from Chaucer to Wyatt (2007), editor (with Catherine Sanok) of The Medieval Literary: Beyond Form (2018), a former editor of the journal JEGP, and author of articles on Chaucer, fifteenth-century poetry, and literary value published in journals such as SpeculumStudies in the Age of ChaucerNew Literary HistoryThe Chaucer ReviewJEGP, and Exemplaria, as well as in collections. He teaches courses that together consider literary works from Gilgamesh to Binti and authors from Chaucer to Tsitsi Dangarembga.

Charlotte Artese, Professor of English at Agnes Scott College, is the author of Shakespeare's Folktale Sources (2015) and Shakespeare and the Folktale: An Anthology of Stories (2019). She has also published on Thomas More's Utopia and Edmund Spenser's The Faerie Queene, and is a past winner of the Shakespeare Association of America's annual paper contest. Her work has been featured in the Shakespeare Unlimited podcast and the webseries Shakespeare & Beyond.

Presented by Agnes Scott College

 

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Literary Value and Social Identity in the Canterbury Tales (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature #108) Cover Image
$109.99
ISBN: 9781108485661
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Published: Cambridge University Press - December 5th, 2019

Literary authors, especially those with other occupations, must come to grips with the question of why they should write at all, when the world urges them to devote their time and energy to other pursuits.


The Medieval Literary: Beyond Form Cover Image
By Robert J. Meyer-Lee (Editor), Catherine Sanok (Editor)
$108.90
ISBN: 9781843844891
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Published: D.S. Brewer - May 18th, 2018

The twenty-first century has witnessed the re-emergence of various kinds of literary formalism, and one project that characterizes most of these diverse formalisms is the effort to distinguish what is precisely literary about their objects of study.


Poets and Power from Chaucer to Wyatt (Cambridge Studies in Medieval Literature #61) Cover Image
$45.05
ISBN: 9780521117067
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Published: Cambridge University Press - July 30th, 2009

In the early fifteenth century, English poets responded to a changed climate of patronage, instituted by Henry IV and successor monarchs, by inventing a new tradition of public and elite poetry.


Shakespeare and the Folktale: An Anthology of Stories Cover Image
By Charlotte Artese (Editor)
$17.96
ISBN: 9780691190860
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Published: Princeton University Press - October 22nd, 2019

An international collection of the traditional tales that inspired some of Shakespeare's greatest plays


Shakespeare's Folktale Sources Cover Image
$49.50
ISBN: 9781644530436
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Published: University of Delaware Press - June 3rd, 2015

Shakespeare's Folktale Sources argues that seven plays--The Taming of the Shrew, Titus Andronicus, The Merry Wives of Windsor, The Merchant of Venice, All's Well that End's Well, Measure for Measure, and Cymbeline--derive one or more of their plots directly from folktales. In most cases, scholars have accepted one literary version of the folktale as a source.


Event Summary: 
Join Agnes Scott College English professors Charlotte Artese and Robert Meyer-Lee, in conversation as they grapple with the legacies of Shakespeare and Chaucer.