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.