Chaucer and Shakespeare Lecture Series to Continue Nov. 7

November 1, 1995

The women in the lives of William Shakespeare and Geoffrey Chaucer are the focus of weekly lectures in November at Baylor University. "Shakespeare's Mother, his Wife, and their Simulacra in his Plays," led by Dr. Maurice Hunt, professor of English, will be presented at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, in Room 101 of Carroll Science Hall.
The lecture series is sponsored by the Women's Reading Group.
"We wanted to focus on the influence of women on two of the greatest writers in early English history," said Bindu Malieckal, graduate student in charge of the group.
"The Wife in Chaucer's Shipman's Tale: Slut or Victim?" will be led by Dr. Peter Beidler, The Robert Foster Cherry Chair for Distinguished Teaching. At the start of the lecture, Kellie Maxwell, one of Beidler's students, will give a brief performance of the wife's role in the garden scene in the Shipman's Tale.
"The Dark Lady: 'Who Art as Black as Hell, as Dark as Night' " will be led by Dr. Paula Woods, assistant professor of English, Tuesday, Nov. 14. "Will's Women: The Female in Shakespeare's Plays" will be led by Dr. Robert Collmer, professor of English, Wednesday, Nov. 22.
The final lecture in the series, "Images of Women in Chaucer: The Virgin and Eve," will be led by Dr. Andrea Rossi-Reder, assistant professor of English, Tuesday, Nov. 28.
For more information, call Malieckal at 755-1768.