Join the John Gower Society

John Gower

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The John Gower Society was founded in 1981 and published the first JGN (The John Gower Newsletter) two years later. Membership is world-wide. In addition to JGN, which appears in October and April of each year, the Society publishes an occasional series of volumes, the John Gower Series, with Boydell & Brewer, under the general editorship of AJ Minnis and RF Yeager.

Gower Society Annual Dues

Payable in April each year

  • Regular Members: US $15.00
  • Graduate and/or Research Students: US $5.00
  • Libraries: US $25.00


Payment should be made by check, international money or postal order, or travellers' checks in US dollars (payable to the John Gower Society) and sent to:

R. F. Yeager, Univ. of West Florida
Dept. of English and Foreign Language
11000 University Pkwy, Pensacola FL 32514

Membership Benefits

  • two issues of JGN each year
  • a voice in all Society business, including selection of topics for the Gower Society-sponsored paper sessions each year at the International Congress on Medieval Studies in Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • a free drink at the Society's cash bar at that conference.

From time to time special discounts are also available to Society members on purchases of books.


"I throw my darts and shoot my arrows at the world. But where there is a righteous man, no arrow strikes. But I wound those who live wickedly. Therefore let him who recognizes himself there look to himself."
Vox Clamantis

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