Spring 2010

Virtually Sacred: Pilgrimage and Memory in the Internet Age
Dr. Maryellen Collett (Theology)

Chaucer's Pilgrimage: Remembering Canterbury
Dr. Dawn Walts (English)

Ancient Pilgrimage Narratives
Dr. Clare Rothschild (Theology)

Consciousness and Memory in the Modernist Novel
Dr. Michael Cunningham (English)
Dr. Nancy Workman (English)
Dr. Wallace Ross (English)


Mythical Memories of Immigration: The Collective Amnesia of the Americas
Dr. Eileen McMahon (History)

Southern Response to Civil Rights in the 1960's: Memory and Memorial
Dr. Cathy Ayers (Communication)

Armenia in Turkish Collective Memory and View from the Left and Right in Guatemala
Dr. William Malone (History)
Dr. James Tallon (History)

Hiroshima, Mon Amour [film]
Dr. Christopher Wielgos (English)

A Psychological Perspective on the Experience and Meaning of Memory in a Case of Childhood Abuse
Dr. Clare Lawlor (Psychology)

Recovering Family History through Memories
Br. Joseph Martin (President's Office)

Last Year at Marienbad [film]
Dr. Christopher Wielgos (English)

MusicBYTES: Memory
Dr. Mike McFerron (Music)

Night and Fog
Dr. Christopher Wielgos (English)

Remembering Heroes and Heroines: Telling Their Stories
Br. Armand Alcazar (Theology)

Monumental Memory: Ethnicity in Chicago
Dr. Patricia Mooney-Melvin (Loyola University Chicago, History)

Chaucer's Pilgrimage: Remembering Canterbury

January 28, 2010

This presentation examines Chaucerís 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 a Becket. On the other, the device actively seeks to undermine that memory and presents a community rife with division and class struggle.

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