Guest Seminar: Geoffrey Chaucer’s Troilus and Criseyde and the Boece: A Study in Inter-Textual Relationships

From April 25 to 28, the Chaucer expert Prof. Harold Kaylor (University of Troy, Alabama) taught a seminar to MA students.

The seminar was part of the Englischsprachiges Programm at the University of Bamberg.  

In the seminar, Prof. Kaylor encouraged students to compare themes and ideas shared by the two works—one a medieval romance and the other a translation of a major Ancient/Medieval text. The class read The Consolation of Philosophy first and then The Troilus. Prof. Kaylor delivered students with reference, necessarily, to Dante’s Comedia, as Chaucer used the Boece in counterpoint to the Comedia throughout the romance.