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Sheila Fisher's interview starts at 4:15 p.m. (eastern).
But Chaucer is influential, and markedly so. Chaucer's influence resonates throughout the labyrinths of literary and artistic production and Sheila Fisher is working to further underscore that. Fisher's new translation of the Canterbury Tales is engaging and interesting, and in spite of the fact that the Church controlled every single aspect of a medieval woman’s or man’s life, Chaucer dishes up fascinating portraits into the medieval mind and character and insights into their life-circumstances. We also access the subtle and not so subtle social commentaries voiced through the likes of the Prioress, the Pardoner, the Wife of Bath, the Merchant’s, Reeve’s or Nun’s Priest (sic) about their time and place in history. The Selected Canterbury Tales are really good stories and traces can be found in current culture (I’m sure to the angst of Hilton Kramer) via the endless variations of heroes and knights against evil, dark villains, vulnerable maidens, and Disneyesque romances. Or the perfectly hilarious Knight’s Tale, with Heath Ledger.
Sheila Fisher, PhD teaches English and is associate academic dean at Trinity College. She specializes in Chaucer,fourteenth-century English literature, and medieval women writers.
That’s 4:15, Thursday March 29th, and if you want to join the conversation or have a question or comment, call 802.454.7762.
This is the effect of Cow: one wants to really go there.
Hawthorne conjures such vitality and cleverness in her language that Cow become a cinematic emersion into a carnal, spiritual world without parameters and expectations; it’s as if the original myths of all our cultures have come together, reconfiguring the violence and calculated control of patriarchy into a vast, quirky fantasia of imagination. It becomes a personal experience of myths exploded:
So please join us at 5:00 for a live interview, all the way from Australie, for an interview with poet Susan Hawthorne. Feel free to call in with comments and questions: 802.454.7762, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.