Session Title

In Honor of Christina von Nolcken I

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Sharon M. Rowley, Michael Van Dussen

Organizer Affiliation

Christopher Newport Univ., McGill Univ.

Presider Name

Susanna Fein

Presider Affiliation

Kent State Univ.

Paper Title 1

From the "Rosarium Theologiae" to "Books for Bairns": A Brief Tribute to Christina von Nolcken

Presenter 1 Name

Sharon M. Rowley

Paper Title 2

The Work of Art in Chaucer's Dream Visions

Presenter 2 Name

Anne F. Harris

Presenter 2 Affiliation

DePauw Univ.

Paper Title 3

Conditions for Literacy: Early Women Readers and the Ancrene Wisse

Presenter 3 Name

Megan Hall

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Notre Dame

Paper Title 4

Chaucer's Clerks, Student Debt, and the Value of Books

Presenter 4 Name

Jennifer Adams

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Univ. of Massachusetts-Amherst

Start Date

16-5-2015 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1220

Description

Since 1979, Dr. Christina von Nolcken has been a leading expert on the writings and sermons of John Wycliffe and his followers, Anglo-Scandinavian relations in the Anglo-Saxon period, Middle English vision literature, Chaucer, and popularizations of Chaucer in the 19th century. During her career as Professor of English at the University of Chicago (and as a guest professor at a wide range of universities around the world) she has taught and inspired students of all levels not only to love medieval literature, but also to pursue careers in academia. From her groundbreaking edition of The Middle English Translation of the Rosarium Theologie, to her Norway cruise with Garrison Keillor and work on “The Wrath of the Norsemen,” to her studies of John Bankin, Thomas Gascoigne and John Wells, Dr. von Nolcken exemplifies the teacher-scholar.

In honor of her retirement in 2015, we have organized two sessions in honor of her work and her legacy. The first includes papers on art in Chaucer's dream visions, the value of books and student debt in the fourteenth century and women's literacy in the Ancrene Wisse. This session is being offered in tandem with a session Sponsored by The Lollard Society, organized by Michael Van Dussen.

Sharon M. Rowley

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May 16th, 1:30 PM

In Honor of Christina von Nolcken I

Schneider 1220

Since 1979, Dr. Christina von Nolcken has been a leading expert on the writings and sermons of John Wycliffe and his followers, Anglo-Scandinavian relations in the Anglo-Saxon period, Middle English vision literature, Chaucer, and popularizations of Chaucer in the 19th century. During her career as Professor of English at the University of Chicago (and as a guest professor at a wide range of universities around the world) she has taught and inspired students of all levels not only to love medieval literature, but also to pursue careers in academia. From her groundbreaking edition of The Middle English Translation of the Rosarium Theologie, to her Norway cruise with Garrison Keillor and work on “The Wrath of the Norsemen,” to her studies of John Bankin, Thomas Gascoigne and John Wells, Dr. von Nolcken exemplifies the teacher-scholar.

In honor of her retirement in 2015, we have organized two sessions in honor of her work and her legacy. The first includes papers on art in Chaucer's dream visions, the value of books and student debt in the fourteenth century and women's literacy in the Ancrene Wisse. This session is being offered in tandem with a session Sponsored by The Lollard Society, organized by Michael Van Dussen.

Sharon M. Rowley