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Engaging with Chaucer
Practice, Authority, Reading
Edited by C.W.R.D. Moseley
226 pages, bibliog., index
ISBN 978-1-78920-999-0 $120.00/£89.00 Hb Not Yet Published (September 2020)
ISBN 978-1-78920-971-6 $27.95/£22.95 Pb Not Yet Published (September 2020)
eISBN 978-1-78920-476-6 eBook Not Yet Published
Why do we still read and discuss Chaucer? The answer may be simple: he is fun, and he challenges our intelligence and questions our certainties. This collected volume represents an homage to a toweringly great poet, as well as an acknowledgement of the intellectual excitement, challenges, and pleasure that readers owe to him as even today, his poems have the capacity to change the way we engage with fundamental questions of knowledge, understanding, and beauty.
C.W.R.D. Moseley teaches in the Faculty of English at the University of Cambridge, and has been Director of Studies in English for several colleges of the university as well as Program Director of the university’s International Summer Schools in English Literature and Shakespeare.