“Chaucer and Spenser” with Sherman

In July Mark Sherman (Professor, Literary Arts and Studies) will present at the University of Bristol, U.K., conference “Dan Geffrey with the Prince of Poets: Reading and Rereading Chaucer and Spenser.”

The paper, “Political Theology and Romance Topography: What Spenser Really Did to the Franklin’s Tale,” argues that the specific way in which Chaucer’s poetics of place function to score relations of gendered power and literary authority in the Franklin’s Tale afford Spenser a model that informs The Faerie Queene’s approach to prophetic history.