Chaucer and Europe

Friday 28 - Saturday 29 June 2019, St Bride's, London


programme [pdf]

Keynote addresses by Professor Laura Kendrick (University of Versailles), Dr Marion Turner (University of Oxford), and Professor David Wallace (University of Pennsylvania).

The Biennial London Chaucer Conference 2019 will be centered around ‘Chaucer and Europe’. Papers will primarily address issues relating to Europe and its influences, ideas, and traditions in the age of Chaucer and his contemporaries, or in later works which engage with Chaucer’s literary afterlife. The conference aims to explore not only how the works of such great European writers as Dante, Boccaccio, Machaut, and Froissart influenced Chaucer and his contemporaries, but also how European literary traditions, forms, and styles informed the literature produced in England during the later Middle Ages. The conference also welcomes papers which explore, or engage creatively, with ideas of place, travel, and commerce in Europe, as well as issues of identity (regional, national, and international), otherness, and borders and boundaries. Interdisciplinary topics and approaches are most welcome as the conference hopes to bring together scholars and postgraduate students working in a range of disciplines and departments.

Conference Bursaries

DEADLINE: Friday 24 May 2019

This year's Biennial London Chaucer Conference is offering bursaries to cover registration expenses. If you would like to be considered for a bursary, please fill in the Bursary Application Form below and return electronically to

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