Medieval miscere colloquium: Reading Chaucer Reading: Recursive Design and Inventive Memory in the Canterbury Tales (Dr. Ashby Kinch, University of Montana).
Ashby Kinch, PhD, is a Professor of English and Associate Dean of the Graduate School at the University of Montana. His research interests include comparative study of late medieval art and literature, late medieval death culture, and English translations of French medieval literature. Among numerous publications related to death, he published a book-length study, Imago Mortis: Mediating Images of Death in late Medieval Culture (Brill, 2013). He is currently at work on a book, "Dynamic Interface: The Luttrell Psalter and Chaucer's Canterbury Tales," which compares these two major 14th century image-texts in terms of the way their design features creatively encode expectations for readerly engagement.