23 October 2013

Change of Programme: October 31st

Unfortunately Professor Francis O'Gorman's talk on the 31st October has been cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. However, Inventions will still go ahead, and we look forward to a very exciting paper from Dr Alistair Brown. Please note the seminar will take place in Elvet Riverside 146, but at the usual time of 5.30.

16 October 2013

Unfortunately tonight's talk with Professor Spearing has had to be cancelled due to unforseen circumstances. Apologies for the short notice.

14 October 2013

Staff Student Seminar: A. C. Spearing: What is a Narrator? Narrator Theory and Medieval Narratives, 16th October

Announcement: Staff Student Seminar Series

On Wednesday 16 October, Professor A. C. Spearing (University of Virginia), will address the Staff and Postgraduate Research Seminar. The title of his paper his:

What is a Narrator? Narrator Theory and Medieval Narratives

A. C. Spearing is William R. Kenan, Jr. Professor of English at the University of Virginia, specializing in medieval literature. He is perhaps most widely known for his books on the Gawain-Poet and Medieval Dream-Poetry and for his translation of The Cloud of Unknowing and several works on Geoffrey Chaucer. Titles of books by Professor Spearing include: Criticism and Medieval Poetry (1964, 2 edn 1972);  An Introduction to Chaucer (with Maurice Hussey and James Winny, 1965); The Medieval Poet as Voyeur (1993); Textual Subjectivity: The Encoding of Subjectivity in Medieval Romances and Lyrics (2005).

We’re very fortunate to have such a distinguished speaker open this year’s programme and I hope that many of you will be able to attend. The seminar will will take place in Hallgarth House seminar room at 4:30, followed by drinks in The Victoria.