Chaucer’s Marketplace Poetics
Dr Marion Turner, Associate Professor of English, Jesus College, Oxford
Nicholas Perkins, Associate Professor of English, St Hugh’s College, Oxford
1. The Story Museum (at the Ashmolean Museum)
What settings does Chaucer use, and why? Enter an immersive story space, The Tabard Inn, where the pilgrims gather during the General Prologue of The Canterbury Tales, and discuss how atmosphere can be created through narrative environments
2. Weston Library, Bodleian
See rare manuscripts and print editions of Chaucer’s works. Discuss how Chaucer’s words appear on the page to readers across the centuries
3. Ashmolean Museum
Interactive tour to explore museum objects which bring to life the context of Chaucer’s lifetime and works
Booking essential. Tickets must be purchased in advance. We are unable to take tentative reservations or make refunds.
Tickets £10 per person.