Session Title

"Is there a text in this Middle English?": Chaucer’s "Text" and the Oral-Aural Context of His Oeuvre

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr.

Organizer Affiliation

Baylor Univ.

Presider Name

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr.

Paper Title 1

Feathered Pillow Talk: Pertelote Scolds . . . Seduces Her Cowardly Husband

Presenter 1 Name

Betsy Bowden

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Rutgers Univ.-Camden

Paper Title 2

The Squire's Failure of "Wordes" and "Cheere"

Presenter 2 Name

Sarah Rude

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Baylor Univ.

Paper Title 3

What Can We Learn from a Performance of the Wife of Bath's Prologue?

Presenter 3 Name

Courtney Parker

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Baylor Univ.

Start Date

16-5-2015 10:00 AM

Session Location

Valley III Stinson 303

Description

This session examines the concept of Chaucer's plastic, constantly re-forming text in the context of the oral-aural performance which was the primary mode of textual presentation in his Middle Ages.

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr.

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May 16th, 10:00 AM

"Is there a text in this Middle English?": Chaucer’s "Text" and the Oral-Aural Context of His Oeuvre

Valley III Stinson 303

This session examines the concept of Chaucer's plastic, constantly re-forming text in the context of the oral-aural performance which was the primary mode of textual presentation in his Middle Ages.

D. Thomas Hanks, Jr.