Medieval Colloquium, Tuesday, April 13, 4:00 p.m.
Claire Waters, professor of English at the University of California - Davis, will speak to us about "Loving Teaching: Status, Exchange and Translation in 13th c. Didactic Poetry." She studies late-medieval literature and culture, with particular interests in saints' lives, preaching, Chaucer, manuscript culture and the Old French fabliaux. She is a member of the editorial board of the Broadview Anthology of British Literature. Her recent work includes Virgins and Scholars: A Fifteenth-Century Compilation of the Lives of John the Baptist, John the Evangelist, Jerome, and Katherine of Alexandria (2008), "The Labor of Aedificatio and the Business of Preaching in the Thirteenth Century" (2007), and Angels and Earthly Creatures: Preaching, Performance, and Gender in the Later Middle Ages (2004).