Global Chaucers in Reykjavik

by Candace Barrington

Global Chaucers will be in Reykjavik, Iceland, for the 2014 New Chaucer Society Congress! We have assembled a truly global set of panelists. They are

  • Nazmi Ağıl, Koç University, Translating Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales into Turkish”
  • Louise D’Arcens, University of Wollongong, “Pasolini, Chaucerian Irony, and the (Im) possibility of Revolutionary Politics in Italy’s ‘Years of Lead’”
  • Koichi Kano, Komazawa University, “Tradition and Transition in the translations of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Japan”
  • Ebbe Klitgård, Roskilde University, “Chaucer in Denmark since 1945: A discussion of some adaptations and translations, with a focus on illustrations”
  • Alberto Lázaro, Universidad de Alcalá, “Reading Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales in Spain”
  • Joseph Stadolnik, Yale University, “Jorge Luis Borges and Chaucerian Novelty”
  • Denise Wang, National Chung Cheng University, “When Global Chaucers Go Local: Chaucer in Taiwan”

We are scheduled for Thursday, 17 July, 14:00-15:30.
The roundtable format means that each panelists will present a 5-7 minute project overview.  We will then follow those presentations with a 30-45 minute conversation among the panelists and the audience on what we can learn about Chaucer from these non-Anglophone translations and appropriations.

If you want to know more about the Roundtable, please contact us!

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