The 2013 Medieval English Studies Symposium will be devoted to perspectives on the past as construed by late medieval writers. Our plenary speaker is Richard Newhauser whose work on sins is internationally known, and who will discuss the idea of decadence, inextricably connected with the waning of an epoch. Gower’s lovesick Amans no longer wants to be in the service of Venus, for him courtly love is a thing of the past. Post-Chaucerians begin turning to the subject of the influence of “the makaris” (the maker), 1 while drama is going through the slow transformation from the religious to the more secular plays.
The conference will be held at Collegium Novum building, Niepodległości 4, Poznań.
All enquiries concerning the Symposium should be addressed to the organisers, preferably by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
This is an allusion to William Dunbar’s ”Lament for the Makaris”, ‘makaris’ here refers to the maker, the master, the poet. Our snail mail address is:
Ms. Agnieszka Bury-Galubińska, M.A.
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Added by: Joanna Zadarko