Session Title

Disparate Gowers

Sponsoring Organization(s)

John Gower Society

Organizer Name

R. F. Yeager

Organizer Affiliation

Univ. of West Florida

Presider Name

Brian W. Gastle

Presider Affiliation

Western Carolina Univ.

Paper Title 1

Making America "Great" Again: Gower's "Tale of Virgil's Mirror" and the Disastrous Potential of President Trump

Presenter 1 Name

Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Spring Hill College

Paper Title 2

"The Pleine Cas": Feminized Intercession in Gower's Confessio amantis

Presenter 2 Name

Emily Fogel

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Pennsylvania State Univ.

Paper Title 3

Gender, Rhetoric, and Deception in Gower's Mirour de l'omme

Presenter 3 Name

María Bullón-Fernández

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Seattle Univ.

Start Date

12-5-2016 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 106

Description

"Divergent Gowers"

Recent literary scholarship has been increasingly attentive to how medieval culture speaks to lines of inquiry raised by feminist, postcolonial, queer, disabilityoriented,and ecocritical approaches.Long concerned with historical, political, religious, and ethical elements that inform the poet’s corpus, Gowerians are attending more closely to such questions as: What changes, when Iberian Gower (or a polyglot Britain) is put in conversation with postcolonial scholarship? Can we read the animal allegory in the Vox Clamantis alongside critical animal studies or ecocriticism? What does new scholarship about Gower’s professed blindness contribute to disability studies? How do Ovidian themes of transformation in Gower’s corpus speak to contemporary feminist, queer, or transgender discourses? We now invite presentations that entertain how Gower’s corpus can speaks to these, and other, diverse ways of thinking.

RF Yeager

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May 12th, 1:30 PM

Disparate Gowers

Bernhard 106

"Divergent Gowers"

Recent literary scholarship has been increasingly attentive to how medieval culture speaks to lines of inquiry raised by feminist, postcolonial, queer, disabilityoriented,and ecocritical approaches.Long concerned with historical, political, religious, and ethical elements that inform the poet’s corpus, Gowerians are attending more closely to such questions as: What changes, when Iberian Gower (or a polyglot Britain) is put in conversation with postcolonial scholarship? Can we read the animal allegory in the Vox Clamantis alongside critical animal studies or ecocriticism? What does new scholarship about Gower’s professed blindness contribute to disability studies? How do Ovidian themes of transformation in Gower’s corpus speak to contemporary feminist, queer, or transgender discourses? We now invite presentations that entertain how Gower’s corpus can speaks to these, and other, diverse ways of thinking.

RF Yeager