Exploring Chaucer Here and Now


Exploring Chaucer Here and Now

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 Thursday 14 March 2024

 5pm–6pm (GMT)


 Free, booking required

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About the event

In this webinar, Professor Marion Turner introduces some of the themes of Chaucer Here and Now, the exhibition currently on view at the Weston Library.

Focusing on manuscripts and printed books from the fifteenth century to the twenty-first, she will discuss some of the ways in which readers of Chaucer have responded to and reimagined Chaucer's works. From medieval scribes to Zadie Smith, via early printers, Victorian children's authors and William Morris, Professor Turner explores the afterlife of one of our greatest poets.

This webinar will be interactive, with plenty of time for Q&A, and will feature some of the Bodleian's treasures shown under the visualiser. 

Image credit: Ian Wallman


Professor Marion Turner is JRR Tolkien Professor of English Literature and Language at the University of Oxford, and curator of Chaucer Here and Now at the Weston Library.


  Booking information

This event takes place online via Zoom. Tickets are free, and booking is required. Instructions for joining the webinar will be sent to the email address you use to register in the 24 hours before the event begins.

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The Bodleian Libraries Learning Programme is generously supported by The Helen Hamlyn Trust:

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