Work of the Fellows: Conference Papers

John Gower, Recent Readings: Papers Presented at the Meetings of the John Gower Society at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1983-1988

Edited by Robert F. Yeager (NHC Fellow, 1986–87)

Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1989

From the publisher’s description:

In recent years, Gower's reputation has begun to evolve. Scholars and critics have opened his books once more to discover there a talent worthy of respect, rather than something to be viewed as tedious or dull. Recently it has seemed easier to understand Chaucer's good will toward the moral friend and fellow author into whose tutelary watchfulness he commended Troilus and Criseyde-and easier to assess the positive value Chaucer's adjective must have borne. The thirteen essays included here all represent a fresh approach, an effort by North American and European scholars to offer a representative sample of the many diverse directions taken by Gower studies today. The essays demonstrate the life still present in Gower's work and serve as both an excellent introduction and update on the state of Gower scholarship.

Subjects
Literary Criticism / Poetry / John Gower /

Yeager, Robert F. (NHC Fellow, 1986–87), ed. John Gower, Recent Readings: Papers Presented at the Meetings of the John Gower Society at the International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, 1983-1988. Studies in Medieval Culture. Kalamazoo, MI: Medieval Institute Publications, 1989.