Loading…
This event has ended. View the official site or create your own event → Check it out
This event has ended. Create your own
View analytic
Saturday, August 2 • 9:00am - 9:40am
The Potter and the Pilgrim: Alchemical Parallelism by Chaucer and Rowling

Sign up or log in to save this to your schedule and see who's attending!

Geoffrey Chaucer and J.K. Rowling have something in common: both of these authors rely strongly on alchemical imagery to construct their plots and establish their thematic elements. This panel will explore the symbols of alchemy used in Fragment VIII of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The Canon’s Yeoman’s Tale and the Second Nun’s Tale utilize parallel alchemical structures that suggest a motif of spiritual superiority over the materialistic physical realm. This structure will be likened to the overarching alchemical architecture of the Hogwarts Saga, displaying how Rowling, as a modern author, harnessed the literary strategy of the Father of English Literature.

Speakers
CE

Carol Eshleman

Archbishop Rummel High School
Past Speaking includes: on Potter - Ascendio, St. Andrews University in Scotland, University of North Alabama, UNC Charlotte; on Chaucer - UNC Chapel Hill. Has had guest posts on the Hogwarts Professor blog. Received Master's Degree in English with concentrations in Teaching and British Literature with a reading ability in Latin from the University of New Orleans. Lives in New Orleans with her husband Roch, her children Vito and Lizzie, and her... Read More →


Saturday August 2, 2014 9:00am - 9:40am
W103