Title

Chaucer and Storytelling

Date

5-28-2015 11:25 AM

End Time

28-5-2015 11:35 AM

Location

Hamersly Library (HL) 107

Department

English, Writing and Linguistics

Session Chair

Thomas Rand

Session Title

English: Linguistics, Literature, Writing

Faculty Sponsor(s)

Carol Harding

Presentation Type

Presentation

Abstract

By examining Geoffrey Chaucer’s use of frame narratives and dialogue, we see an underlying justification of the importance of storytelling and an emphasis on the importance of having a diverse range of storytellers. Chaucer also explores the conflicts between authorial intent and the constraints that the audience puts on the author. Storytelling is important to Chaucer as an individual, but it becomes apparent when examining his works that it is his desire to spread his passion to others through his justification of writing from such a diverse range of characters.

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May 28th, 11:25 AM May 28th, 11:35 AM

Chaucer and Storytelling

Hamersly Library (HL) 107

By examining Geoffrey Chaucer’s use of frame narratives and dialogue, we see an underlying justification of the importance of storytelling and an emphasis on the importance of having a diverse range of storytellers. Chaucer also explores the conflicts between authorial intent and the constraints that the audience puts on the author. Storytelling is important to Chaucer as an individual, but it becomes apparent when examining his works that it is his desire to spread his passion to others through his justification of writing from such a diverse range of characters.