Chaucer: 'Telling Tales'

Chaucer: 'Telling Tales'

This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 21st Jul 2021

 Free

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

In Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, 23 characters take part in a story-telling contest on their way to visit the shrine of Saint Thomas Becket in Canterbury.

A major contribution to Middle English poetry and English literature more widely, these late-14th century tales have had an enduring influence on many later poets and writers.

In this online event, join Professor Marion Turner (University of Oxford) and Patience Agbabi (Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature) as they explore the world of Chaucer's Canterbury Tales and its influence.

During the hour, Marion Turner will discuss the historical context in which Chaucer wrote the tales and how his work connects with the world of pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket. Patience Agbabi will perform some of the poetry from her book Telling Tales (2014), inspired by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, using modern characters and idioms.


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This event has finished Took place on: Wednesday, 21st Jul 2021

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2021-07-21 2021-07-21 Europe/London Chaucer: 'Telling Tales' Marion Turner will discuss the historical context in which Chaucer wrote the tales and how his work connects with the world of pilgrimage to the shrine of Thomas Becket. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/07/21/chaucer-telling-tales-269311 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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