English faculty Dr. Kate McKinley and two English students, Corbin Jones and Joe Smith, will be presenting papers at the New Chaucer Society Congress in Durham, England in July 2020. The New Chaucer Society "provides a forum for teachers and scholars of Geoffrey Chaucer and his age" and "organizes biennial international congresses of Chaucerians" to promote such study. Congratulations to Dr. McKinley, Corbin, and Joe!
Kate McKinley will be presenting a paper, "Refuge, Space, and Problems of Atemporality in Pearl” on the panel "Time."
Corbin Jones (M.A. program) will be presenting a paper, "John Mandeville, ibn Battuta, and the Marvelous in 14th Century Travel Writing " on a Mandeville panel. Corbin has also received a fall 2019 Dresher Center graduate student fellowship for his thesis research on the travels of ibn Battuta, a 14th century Moroccan judge.
Joe Smith (BA/MA program) will be presenting a paper, "Trauma, Wounding, and Voice in the Tale of Melibee" on a panel on disability.
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