Weaver Series: Mark Miller

Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM (ET)
CHS CHS 104 Chase Auditorium
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 The Haverford College English department Weaver Series continues with a talk by Mark Miller, an Associate Professor of English at the University of Chicago. Miller specializes in Medieval Literature, especially Chaucer, Langland, hagiographic and mystical writing, as well as literary and critical theory. His book Philosophical Chaucer: Love, Sex, and Agency in the Canterbury Tales (Cambridge University Press, 2004) investigates the ways Chaucer's philosophical interests can help us read his representations of gender and sexuality; one of its main concerns is to understand the often tortured logics of erotic desire and romantic love. In Miller's current book project, he attempts to understand the psychology and ideology of sin in the late middle ages: the structures of guilt, shame, and pollution that attend it; its erotics; its relation to the ambitions of moral perfection and utopian sociality; the centrality to it of the spectacle of Christ's crucifixion.

Professor Miller's talk is titled, "Impossible Economies:  Marx and Langland, Then and Now."

Tea will begin at 4:15pm, followed by the talk at 4:30pm in Chase Auditorium on Thursday, February 23rd. Sponsored by the Department of English and the Weaver Series in conjunction with the Distinguished Visitors Program.

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