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Horrible History, Terrible Tale: Chaucer and Jephthah’s Daughter, A Reading by David Wallace


Date: 4:30pm EDT September 12

Come and listen to a reading by David Wallace titled “Horrible History, Terrible Tale: Chaucer and Jephthah’s Daughter”

David Wallace has been Judith Rodin Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania since 1996. He is a Fellow of the English Association and is currently President of the Medieval Academy of America. He is the author or editor of ten books, including Chaucerian Polity (Stanford, 1999), The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature (Cambridge, 2002), Strong Women (Oxford, 2011), and Geoffrey Chaucer: A New Introduction (Oxford, 2017). In 2016 Oxford University Press published Europe: A Literary History 1348-1418, a revolutionary literary history that breaks with older nationalist models. His primary commitments are to Europe and European literatures, to the performance and enjoyment of poetry (especially Chaucer), and to helping secure a viable future for younger scholars.