29 June – 1 July 2020
University of Notre Dame

The John Gower Society is partnering with the University of Notre Dame for the V International Congress of the Society.  The Congress theme is:

“Gower in Contexts: His Words, His Books, His Heritage”

Call for Papers

The Congress theme, “Gower in Contexts: His Words, His Books, His Heritage,” is broadly understood, to encompass:

  • interpretative, linguistic, and/or stylistic discussions of his poetry;
  • books behind the books he wrote—his sources;
  • published forms his work has taken, both in manuscript and print;
  • his poetic legacy, including the nature and extent of his influence on his contemporaries and later writers;
  • Gower in the classroom.

In addition to proposals for individual papers consonant with the Congress theme, full paper sessions and/or roundtables organized around a relevant topic are also encouraged.

Proposals of all types should be no more than 250 words in length, and sent to R. F. Yeager, President of the Society, via email at rfyeager@hotmail.com or alternatively by post to Brian Gastle, Department of English, 305 Coulter Hall, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC 28723.