We are very pleased to announce that our first speaker of the new 2014-15 academic year will be Professor C. David Benson (Professor of Medieval English, University of Connecticut), who will be giving a colloquium on Tuesday 28th October, 2014.
The title of Prof. Benson’s talk is: “Fear and Fascination: The Marvels of Rome in a Middle English Poem.”
Professor Benson has written widely on medieval literature. Among his books are: Public Piers Plowman: Medieval Scholarship and Late Medieval Culture; The Manuscripts of Piers Plowman: The B-Version (with Lynne Blanchfield); Critical Essays on Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and His Early Major Poems (ed.); Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde; Chaucer’s Religious Tales (ed. with Elizabeth Robertson); Chaucer’s Drama of Style: Poetic Variety and Contrast in the Canterbury Tales; and The History of Troy in Middle English Literature.
As in previous years, the colloquium will take place at 6pm in the Parlour in Magdalene College (located in First Court, to the left of the Porters’ Lodge), although on this occasion there will not be an opportunity to go for dinner with the speaker afterwards.