Exhibiting Chaucer

Two images side-by-side: left, a woman with blonde hair wearing a blue cardigan stands in front of a tree; right, the front cover of 'Chaucer Here and Now'

Exhibiting Chaucer

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 Wednesday 24 April 2024


 At the Weston Library and online

  Free event, booking required

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About the event

Marion Turner discusses the current exhibition, Chaucer Here and Now. She explains how every age has remade Chaucer in a different way: from anonymous 15th-century scribes to Zadie Smith, folios to films, Caxton to the Cachoeria Tales. Turner says irreverent and partial responses to Chaucer can be traced back to his first readers and editors and show that he is always available to remake, rework and reinvent. This talk will explore some of the treasures of the exhibition, focusing on the creativity of readers across time and changing ideas of the medieval.


Marion Turner is the JRR Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford, and a Fellow of Lady Margaret Hall.

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Sir Victor Blank Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

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