The Medieval & LAE Colloquia: Karl Steel, Brooklyn College

Event time: 
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 4:00pm
Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC ), 105 See map
63 High Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Chaucer’s Prioress may be the most infamous of Anglophone literature’s pet lovers; for more than a century, the criticism has targeted her for her misplaced “delicate sensibilities.” This paper will not directly counter the often misogynist criticism, but rather will push it to an extreme to propose how the Prioress’s notorious brooch, reading “love conquers all,” compels us to think through the problems of any community formation.