Session Title

Reconsidering The Second Nun's Tale

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Special Session

Organizer Name

Emily McLemore

Organizer Affiliation

Oregon State Univ.

Presider Name

Tara Williams

Presider Affiliation

Oregon State Univ.

Paper Title 1

Transforming Space in Chaucer's Hagiographies

Presenter 1 Name

Gina Marie Hurley

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Yale Univ.

Paper Title 2

A Marian Cecilia in Chaucer's Second Nun's Tale

Presenter 2 Name

Mary Beth Long

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Arkansas-Fayetteville

Paper Title 3

Woman as Weapon: Wielding Cecilia in Chaucer's Second Nun's Tale

Presenter 3 Name

Emily McLemore

Paper Title 4

The Second Nun's Tale: The Serious Capability and "Bisynesse" of Comedy

Presenter 4 Name

John Zedolik

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Duquesne Univ./Chatham Univ.

Start Date

13-5-2017 1:30 PM

Session Location

Bernhard 213

Description

Compared to many of its _Canterbury Tales_ counterparts, _The Second Nun's Tale_ has received relatively minimal scholarly attention from Chaucer critics. This disparity seems to arise from a historical tendency to dismiss the tale as simply a hagiographic reproduction, which would be a logical choice of tale for a nun to tell. In this session, participants will explore the ways in which this tale connects more substantially to hagiography and religious studies and support the strong, continuing interest in gender and feminist scholarship.

Emily C. McLemore

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May 13th, 1:30 PM

Reconsidering The Second Nun's Tale

Bernhard 213

Compared to many of its _Canterbury Tales_ counterparts, _The Second Nun's Tale_ has received relatively minimal scholarly attention from Chaucer critics. This disparity seems to arise from a historical tendency to dismiss the tale as simply a hagiographic reproduction, which would be a logical choice of tale for a nun to tell. In this session, participants will explore the ways in which this tale connects more substantially to hagiography and religious studies and support the strong, continuing interest in gender and feminist scholarship.

Emily C. McLemore