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International Congress of teh John Gower Society

45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, May 13-16, 2010

Gower Society Sessions

Gower’s Beauties/Gower’s Beasts
Session 73; Thursday 1:30; Valley I - Shilling Lounge
Sponsor: John Gower Society
Organizer: R. F. Yeager, Univ. of West Florida Presider: A. J. Minnis, Yale Univ.

  • Chronic Chameleons: Gower’s Shifting Eye in the Cronica tripertita -Stephanie Batkie, Univ. of Montevallo
  • Aesthetic Decisions in the Cinkante Balades - R. F. Yeager
  • Aesthetics and Politics in Gower’s In Praise of Peace - James M. Dean, Univ. of Delaware


John Gower and Christine de Pizan: Similarities and Connections
Session 128; Thursday 3:30; Valley I - Shilling Lounge
Sponsor: John Gower Society and the Christine de Pizan Society
Organizer: R. F. Yeager, Univ. of West Florida Presider: Benjamin M. Semple, Gonzaga Univ.

  • John Gower, Christine de Pizan, and the Prophetic Tradition - Kimberly Koch, Univ. of Illinois–Urbana-Champaign
  • John Gower, Christine de Pizan, and the Queen as Reader and Patron - Linda Barney Burke, Elmhurst College
  • Theological Currents in Lay Political Writing, 1390–1405: Gower’s Confessio amantis and Christine de Pizan’s Avision - Matthew N. McCabe, Ambrose Univ. College

John Gower Society Business Meeting with
Thursday 9:00pm; Fetzer 1060

Other Gower Papers

  • Communities of Grief: Affective Boundaries in The Knight’s Tale and Gower’s Apollonius of Tyre Gary Lim, Univ. of North Carolina–Greensboro (session 121)
  • The Constraints of Sex and Gender in John Gower’s The Tale of Tereüs Miriamne Ara Krummel, Univ. of Dayton (session 332)
  • The Presentation of Women in Some Older Scots Poems: The Influence of Chaucer and Gower Reconsidered -Joanna Martin, Univ. of Nottingham (session 361)
  • The Rose, Machaut, and Gower: A Spectrum of Love-Critiques - Lewis Beer, Univ. of Warwick (session 507)
  • Genius’s Vicious Virtue: Confessor as Tempter and Subverted Pastorality in Gower’s Confessio amantis - Christine Zola-Moreno, Ohio State Univ. (session 567)

2008 MLA Annual Convention
Session 806: Allegory and Gender,
The Devil’s Milk: Gender and Incest in Gower’s Mirour de l’Omme and Milton’s Paradise Lost" Kim Zarins, San Francisco State Univ.

First International Congress of the John Gower Society, 13-16 July 2008, London
“1408-2008: The Age of Gower” The 43rd International Congress on Medieval Studies, 8–11 May 2008

  • Two Sessions Sponsored by the International John Gower Society:
    • John Gower's London
    • Gower and the Arts
  • Other Gower Sessions:
    • Reading Gower Aloud: An Experimental Workshop with Multilinguality
42nd Annual Congress on Medieval Studies (May 4-7, 2007) John Gower and Hypertext
Organizer: Georgiana Donavin, Westminster College; Presider: Georgiana Donavin
John Gower’s Hypertext, Malte Urban, Kings College, Univ. of London
The Rhizome and the Errant Narrative of Gower’s Confessio Amantis, Tamara O’Callaghan, Northern Kentucky Univ.
Hypertext/Manuscript: Bilingualism and Mise-en-Page in the Confessio Aamantis, Jonathan Hsy, Univ. of Pennsylvania
Teaching Gower: A Panel Discussion
Sponsor: John Gower Society; Organizer: R. F. Yeager, Univ. of West Florida, and Alastair J. Minnis, Yale Univ.; Presider: Alastair J. Minnis
Teaching Gower in Appalachia, Carole Lynn McKinney, Mayland Community College
Chaucer or Gower? Difficult Choices in the Two-Year Classroom, Susannah Mary Chewning, Union County College
Teaching Gower to Grad Students, and Helping Them Publish, Peter G. Beidler, Lehigh Univ.
Gower as a Gateway to the Middle Ages, R. F. Yeager
From Manuscript to Hypertext: Online Image Banks and Digital Projects I
Sponsor: Early Book Society; Organizer: Martha W. Driver, Pace Univ.; Presider: Jeanne Krochalis, Pennsylvania State Univ.
A Work in Progress: Digitization Projects at the Bodleian Library, Catherine Yvard, Bodleian Library
The Gower Project in Progress, Georgiana Donavin, Westminster College
Digital Scriptorium: Ten Years Old and Moving Right Along, Consuelo W. Dutschke, Columbia Univ.
Gower on the Edge
Sponsor: John Gower Society; Organizer: R. F. Yeager, Univ. of West Florida, and Alastair J. Minnis, Yale Univ.; Presider: R. F. Yeager
Chaucer and Gower in the ’90s: Friend or Foe, B. W. Lindeboom, Independent Scholar
Gower in the Thracian Woods: The Myth of Philomela and the Search for a Poetic Voice in the Vox Clamantis and Confessio Amantis, Yoshiko Kobayashi, Univ. of Tokyo
The Gower Bibliography Online, Mark E. Allen, Univ. of Texas–San Antonio
Respondent: Peter Nicholson, Univ. of Hawaii–Manoa

In Honor of Dhira B. Mahoney I: Prologues and Epilogues
Sponsor: Disputatio; Organizer: Georgiana Donavin, Westminster College; Presider: Georgiana Donavin

Self-Criticism and Self-Promotion in Chaucer’s and Gower’s Prologues and Epilogues, Anita Obermeier, Univ. of New Mexico
Exemplars of Chivalry: Rhetoric and Ethics in Middle English Romance, Ann Dobyns, Univ. of Denver
The English Presentation Miniature, Joyce Coleman, Univ. of Oklahoma

Coming Undone: Theorizing Gender and Violence in Late Medieval and Early Modern English Literature
Organizer: Derrick Higginbotham, Columbia Univ.; Presider: Katherine Kong, Univ. of Tennessee–Knoxville

Gower’s Procne and the Crisis of Infanticide, Kate Olson, Columbia Univ.
Masculinity in the Market: Christ as Civil Subject in the York Cycle, Derrick Higginbotham
Aping Rape: Animal Ravishment in Early Modern England, Holly Dugan, George Washington Univ.

John Gower Society Business Meeting
Thursday 9:00pm

41st Annual Congress on Medieval Studies (May 4-7, 2006)

Sessions Sponsored by the John Gower Society

  • Gower and Humor
  • Gower and Discord
  • Business Meeting

Fifteenth International Congress of the New Chaucer Society July 27-31, 2006, New York City.

Session 29 (papers): John Gower
Session organizer: Elliott Kendall (e.r.kendall@exeter.ac.uk)

40th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies (May 5-8, 2005)
Sessions Sponsored by the John Gower Society

Theorizing Gower
Organizer: R.F. Yeager, Uof West Florida and Alastair J. Minnis, Ohio State U Presider: Alastair J. Minnis Respondent: David Lawton, Washington U in St. Louis
  • "Repression of the Sexually Transgressive in the Confessio Amantis" David Deutsch, U of Georgia
  • "Hidden Transcripts in Gower and Chaucer: Theorizing the Social Space of Dissident Subculture" Matthew Giancarlo, Yale U
  • "Theorizing about Gower" R. F. Yeager

Teaching Gower: A Panel Discussion
Friday, May 6, 3:00pm Fetzer 2020 Organizer: R.F. Yeager, Uof West Florida and Alastair J. Minnis, Ohio State U Presider: R.F. Yeager

A panel discussion with Peter G. Beidler, Lehigh U; Helen Cooper, Magdalene C, U of Cambridge; Natalie Grinnell, Wofford C; Nicola F. McDonald, U of York; Russell A. Peck, U of Rochester; and Winthrop Wetherbee, Cornell U

John Gower Society Business Meeting

  • Thursday, May 5, 8:00pm, Fetzer 2030

136th Annual Meeting of the American Philological Association - Boston, MA January 6-9, 2005

Session #75 (2:00-4:30; Jan 9) Ovid in the Middle Ages
Kathryn McKinley
"Reading Ovid in Ricardian England: the Case of Gower"

Sessions Sponsored by the John Gower Society at the
39th Annual Congress on Medieval Studies
May 6-9, 2004

I. GOWER THE DREAMER

  • Malte Urban, University of Wales/Aberystwyth. "Confessio VII and the Practical Application of Past Writings and History"
  • Simon Meecham-Jones, University of Cambridge. "Gower, Dreams and Freedom"
  • John M. Ganim, University of California, Riverside. "Gower le flaneur"

II. GOWER THE FRENCH POET

  • Roger A. Ladd, University of North Carolina-Pembroke. "'Qant il l'estaple de la leine gouerne': Language Choice in the Mirour de l'Omme"
  • Brian Merrilees, University of Toronto. "A Further Look at Gower's French"
    R.F. Yeager, University of West Florida. "Gower's French Audience: The Balades"
  • Ardis Butterfield, University College, London. "Gower and the Language of Nation"


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