Conferences and Events

John Gower

MS Hunter 59 T-2-17 Portrait of Gower folio 6v John Gower Vox Clamantis Glasgow Univ Library

Current Events

48th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 09-12, 2013)


John Gower Society (2):

I. Post-Gower Gower; II. Gower’s Voices R. F. Yeager Univ. of West Florida Dept. of English and World Languages Pensacola, FL 32514 Phone: 850-474-2923 Fax: 850-474-2935 Email:

Gower Project (2):

Gower and Gender; Historiographical Gower Lynn Arner Brock Univ. Dept. of English/Centre for Women’s Studies St. Catharines, ON L2S 3A1 Phone: 905-688-5550 x4330 Fax: 905-688-4461 Email:

47th International Congress on Medieval Studies (May 10-13, 2012)

Session 64: Dour Gower (Thursday, 1:30 Valley I)
Sponsor: John Gower Society Organizer: R. F. Yeager, Univ. of West Florida Presider: R. F. Yeager

  • Dour Gower? Humor, Satire, and Hope in Gower Roger A. Ladd, Univ. of North Carolina–Pembroke
  • The Lover’s Silence: Earnest Amans and Focus of the Confessio amantis Natalie Grinnell, Wofford College
  • Not So Dour Gower: Gower’s Unsettling Humor S. T. Meecham-Jones, Univ. of Cambridge/Swansea Univ.
  • Droll Gower James M. Dean, Univ. of Delaware

Session 109: Middle English Chronicle and Romance
Presider: Betsy Bowden, Rutgers Univ.–Camden

  • Literacy, Learning, and the Arthurian University of the Liberal Arts in Chronicle Contexts Caroline D. Eckhardt, Pennsylvania State Univ.
  • Marginalized Genre: The Romances of Lincoln’s Inn 150 and their Chronicle Notes Nicole Eddy, Univ. of Notre Dame
  • Exile and Sovereign Power in Gower’s Chronica tripertita Craig E. Bertolet, Auburn Univ.
  • Havelok the Dane: Kingship, Hunger and Purveyance Daniel M. Murtaugh, Florida Atlantic Univ.

Session 111: Short Gower (Thursday 3:30pm Valley I 105)
Sponsor: John Gower Society Organizer: R. F. Yeager, Univ. of West Florida Presider: Alastair J. Minnis, Yale Univ.

  • Death of the Sycophant: Gower’s Last Works in Their Anti-Lancastrian Context Michael Livingston, The Citadel
  • English Voice and French Form in the Cinkante Balades Ruen-chuan Ma, Columbia Univ.
  • Time, Law, and the Word in Rex celi deus Georgiana Donavin, Westminster College
  • Iberian Sources for Gower’s “Tale of Three Questions” Frederick M. Biggs, Univ. of Connecticut

Business Meeting - Thursday 9:00 Fetzer 2020

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