2008 International Congress

John Gower

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First International Congress of the John Gower Society
“1408-2008: The Age of Gower”

12-16 July 2008, London

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The year 2008 marks the 600th anniversary of John Gower’s death. To commemorate this event, the John Gower Society, in conjunction with Cardiff University, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London, and Southwark Cathedral, announce the First International Congress of the John Gower Society, 12-16 JULY 2008

Sessions will be held on the campus of Queen Mary and Westfield College, Mile End. Meals and housing accommodations will also be available on campus.
Conference plans include
  • evensong and readings from Gower’s Latin, French and English poetry
  • a reception, in Southwark Cathedral
  • a walking tour of “Gower’s Southwark” led by historian Martha Carlin, author of Medieval Southwark (Hambledon Press, 1996)
  • a special tour of the Museum of London
  • a banquet aboard a Thames River boat.

For those attendees going on to the New Chaucer Society Congress in Swansea, coaches will be arranged for July 17, and can be booked in advance. A stop in Ewelme will include a tour of the tomb of Chaucer’s granddaughter and alms houses led by John Hines.


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