English postgraduate research seminar: The Canterbury Tales

Charles Roe, IMS postgraduate researcher in the School of English, will give a talk in the final English Postgraduate Research Seminar of the year focusing on The Canterbury Tales.

The final English Postgraduate Research Seminar for the 2018/19 academic year will welcome two speakers. Haley G. Toth (PGR Researcher in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures) will deliver a talk first, titled '"A difficult read": Online Readings of Brian Chikwava's Harare North (2009)'. Both papers will be followed by an informal roundtable discussion. Drinks and snacks will be provided. 

Charles Roe, IMS PGR Researcher in the School of English, will present a talk following Toth's titled, 'Seriously Now: Working Out the End of The Canterbury Tales'. 

Roe specialises in late medieval English literature composed in English, French, and Latin, and is particularly interested in the places where religious writing and fiction meet, and the ways that the kinds of belief they anticipate overlap with one another. Roe's PhD thesis explores the way fourteenth-century writers of fiction like Chaucer, Gower, Langland, and the Gawain poet return to an earlier tradition of religious writing in Anglo-Norman French and incorporate its models and demands into their fiction, without simply fictionalising it. 

All are welcome.

For any queries, please contact the convenors Jeri Smith-Cronin (enjasc@leeds.ac.uk) or Wei Zhou (enwz@leeds.ac.uk).