Chaucer’s Pilgrimage featured in Art of Memory series
Published: January 12, 2010.
As part of the Art of Memory series, a presentation titled “Chaucer’s Pilgrimage: Remembering Canterbury” will take place at 2 p.m. on Jan. 28 in Room AS-158-A (A-133) at Lewis University’s main campus in Romeoville.
Throughout her presentation, Dr. Dawn Walts, assistant professor of English at Lewis University, will examine Chaucer’s use of a pilgrimage to Canterbury as the framing device for his tales. On the one hand, this device evokes a sense of community united by remembering the martyrdom of Thomas Becket. On the other, the device actively seeks to undermine that memory and presents a community rife with division and class struggle.
The Art of Memory series is presented by the Lewis University History Center: Urban, Cultural and Catholic History of the Upper Midwest, which supports a biannual symposium. It is also a part of Lewis University’s Arts & Ideas Program, providing cultural and educational programming for students and the community. These events are free of charge and open to the public. For further information, please contact Dr. Ewa Bacon at (815) 836-5568.
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