Session Title

Gower and Manuscript Art

Sponsoring Organization(s)

Gower Project

Organizer Name

Georgiana Donavin

Organizer Affiliation

Westminster College

Presider Name

Georgiana Donavin

Paper Title 1

"The Hully Stage": Greenery in Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

Presenter 1 Name

Natalie Grinnell

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Wofford College

Paper Title 2

Triangulating Figures in Gower's Archer Miniatures

Presenter 2 Name

Allan Mitchell

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Univ. of Victoria

Paper Title 3

Global Gower: The Archer Aiming at the World

Presenter 3 Name

Joyce Coleman

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Univ. of Oklahoma

Start Date

11-5-2019 1:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

Rich readings of John Gower’s fourteenth-century poetry occur when manuscript illuminations are considered in dialectic with the poetry. As Russell Peck remarks, a manuscript image such as the picture of Amans kneeling to his confessor in many manuscripts of the Confessio Amantis “provides a visual meditation on the thera­peutic ideal of reading the cultural ideology of Genius’ orderly narratives.” This session’s speakers offer new readings of Gower’s poems that arise from exchanges between poetic language and manuscript art. They will focus on the famous images of Gower the archer in manuscripts of the Vox Clamantis and of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in manuscripts of the Confessio Amantis. Georgiana Donavin

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May 11th, 1:30 PM

Gower and Manuscript Art

Fetzer 2030

Rich readings of John Gower’s fourteenth-century poetry occur when manuscript illuminations are considered in dialectic with the poetry. As Russell Peck remarks, a manuscript image such as the picture of Amans kneeling to his confessor in many manuscripts of the Confessio Amantis “provides a visual meditation on the thera­peutic ideal of reading the cultural ideology of Genius’ orderly narratives.” This session’s speakers offer new readings of Gower’s poems that arise from exchanges between poetic language and manuscript art. They will focus on the famous images of Gower the archer in manuscripts of the Vox Clamantis and of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in manuscripts of the Confessio Amantis. Georgiana Donavin