Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and realism - 25th and 26th June, 2014

Hardiman Research Building, Room G011

Date & Time
25th June, 2014 @ 09:30:00

Chaucer at Galway II: Chaucer and Realism

wednesday 25th- thursday 26th June, 2014

Venue: Hardiman Research Building, Room G011


Wednesday 25th June 2014

9.30-10am: Registration (Hardiman Research Building, Room GO11)


Sarah Nangle (UCD): Music, Rationality and Chaucer's Unnatural Birdsongs

Simonne Berry (Trinity): The ‘Substaunce' of Sound: Musical Instruments in Chaucer's House of Fame

11.00-11.30am: coffee


Frances McCormack (Galway): Chaucer and the Theology of Emotion

Darragh Greene (UCD): ‘What is this world?': Chaucer and Metaphysics

Brendan O'Connell (Trinity): Nought That Was Aught: The Death of Good, Fair Whyte

1.00-2.30pm: lunch


John Scattergood (Trinity): ‘Degree', 'estaat' and 'array' in the Canterbury Tales: the Limits of Chaucer's Realism

3.30-4.00pm: coffee


Malte Urban (Queen's): Chaucer on screen

Rod Stoneman (Galway): Chaucer, Pasolini and Resistance

5.30-6.00pm: drinks reception and formal welcome


Paul Strohm (Columbia), Chaucer on the Waterfront

8.00pm: dinner in Nimmo's restaurant, near the Spanish Arch

Thursday 26th June

10.00 -11.30am:

Clíodhna Carney (Galway) ‘One of the greatest tragedies of my life...': is there a Chaucerian realism?

Oya Bayiltmiş Öğütcü (Hacettepe University, Ankara): A Change in Chaucerian Aesthetics: From The Tale of Sir Thopas to The Tale of Melibee

Catherine Emerson (Galway): 'The Lady and the Lamprey', from Cent Nouvelles Nouvelles and connections to Arabian Nights and Shipman's Tale

11.30am-12.00pm: coffee


Piero Boitani (Rome), The Realism of Dante and the Realism of Chaucer

1.00 - 2.30pm: lunch


David Clare (Galway): The Influence of Chaucer and Irish Mythology on C.S. Lewis's The Chronicles of Narnia

Jennifer Alberghini (CUNY): The Hybrid Contours of English in Chaucer's Time: Anglo-Norman Speakers in the Canterbury Tales

Niamh Pattwell (UCD): Exploring Ancrene Wisse in Frank McGuinness's Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

4.00-4.30pm: coffee


Francisco Rozano-Garcia (Galway): Opposites Reconciled: The Wife of Bath's Fictional Subjectivity

Huiyi Bao (UCD) Poetic Reality of the Night Sky: Chaucer's Erratik Sterres

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Chaucer at Galway is grateful to the following for generous support: Millennium Fund, Office of the Registrar and Deputy President, MA in Medieval Studies, Centre for Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies (CAMPS), Moore Institute, College of Arts, English Department (all at the National University of Ireland, Galway).