Session Title

Gower's Spaces

Sponsoring Organization(s)

John Gower Society

Organizer Name

Brian Gastle

Organizer Affiliation

Western Carolina Univ.

Presider Name

Brian Gastle

Paper Title 1

City of Ladies: Lucrece, Virginia and Rome's Feminine Body Politic in Gower's Confessio amantis

Presenter 1 Name

Andrea Schutz

Presenter 1 Affiliation

St. Thomas Univ.

Paper Title 2

The Blind Space of the Arrow's Flight: A Shadowed Image in John Gower's Poetry

Presenter 2 Name

Natalie S. Grinnell

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Wofford College

Paper Title 3

Changing Space through Reading: Networks of Language

Presenter 3 Name

Jeffery G. Stoyanoff

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Spring Hill College

Paper Title 4

Quia Discors Insula Te Cepit: Dis-Sensual Spaces in Gower and Maidstone

Presenter 4 Name

Stephanie L. Batkie

Presenter 4 Affiliation

Sewanee: The Univ. of the South

Start Date

7-5-2020 1:30 PM

Session Location

Schneider 1255

Description

Critical work on John Gower in recent years has sought to move him out of his traditional categorization as a poet of the political moment, commenting on events of his day often with a critical eye, and more toward understanding Gower as a poet who is responding as much to space as to time. Gower's construction of place and space, such as the barge traveling down the Thames that he shares with Richard II, reflects a highly cognitive relationship to the literary construction of fictive locations in which he situates narratives. Papers in this panel address both real and imaginative spaces in Gower’s works. Brian Gastle

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May 7th, 1:30 PM

Gower's Spaces

Schneider 1255

Critical work on John Gower in recent years has sought to move him out of his traditional categorization as a poet of the political moment, commenting on events of his day often with a critical eye, and more toward understanding Gower as a poet who is responding as much to space as to time. Gower's construction of place and space, such as the barge traveling down the Thames that he shares with Richard II, reflects a highly cognitive relationship to the literary construction of fictive locations in which he situates narratives. Papers in this panel address both real and imaginative spaces in Gower’s works. Brian Gastle