Biennial London Chaucer Conference

We have organized a Global Chaucers panel for the Biennial London Chaucer Conference (28-29 June 2019), and we have room for more participants!

In keeping with the conference’s theme, Chaucer and Europe, we’ve assembled a roundtable that explores Chaucer’s influences on the literary and artistic cultures of Europe, an area that we’ve just begun to explore.  For instance, we know about Czech author Josef Škvorecký’s 1948 Nové canterburské povídky [The New Canterbury Tales], the Dutch comic books of Lük Bey, and French-Norwegian poet Caroline Bergvall’s Meddle English (2010). We have a core group for the roundtable, but we’d like to add a few more scholars sharing what they know about these and other continental European adaptations of Chaucer’s works.

If you plan to be in London at the end of June, please consider joining the Global Chaucers roundtable! Email Candace at BarringtonC (at) for more information.


Speaking Internationally: Women’s Literary Culture and the Canon in the Global Middle Ages

DidoThis summer, Bangor University (Bangor, Wales) hosts “Speaking Internationally: Women’s Literary Culture and the Canon in the Global Middle Ages” from 26 to 28 June 2019. Part of the Women’s Literary Culture and the Medieval Canon project, the conference will examine how a more global perspective might enlarge our understanding of medieval European women writers and the literary canon. The topics and proposals will interest anyone in the Global Chaucers orbit. Thanks to Liz Herbert McAvoy and Sue Niebrzydowski for putting together a fabulous slate of panels and speakers.

The conference’s keynote speakers are

  • Jonathan Hsy, The George Washington University,
  • Shazia Jagot, The University of Surrey,
  • Elaine Treharne, Stanford University.

For more about the conference (including the program and registration information), please see their conference website .


We hope to see you there!