6.0254 Conference: Computer Based Chaucer Studies (1/198)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Wed, 30 Sep 1992 18:18:07 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 6, No. 0254. Wednesday, 30 Sep 1992.

Date: Mon, 28 Sep 1992 09:21:25 -0400
From: ian@epas.utoronto.ca (Ian Lancashire)
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Of Remembrance the Keye:
Computer-Based Chaucer Studies

Sponsored by the Centre for Computing in the Humanities
and the Department of English,
University of Toronto

Friday November 6, 1:30-5:00 pm, and
Saturday November 7, 9:00 am-5:00

Location: Room 140, University College
15 King's College Circle
St. George Campus
University of Toronto
(entrance at Wellesley (east),
College (south), St. George
(west) or Harbord (north) Sts.)

Programme Committee

Thomas H. Bestul (Nebraska)
Patricia Eberle (Toronto)
John F. Leyerle (Toronto)
Ian Lancashire (convenor: Toronto)
Stephen R. Reimer (Alberta)

Keynote Address: Larry Benson (Harvard)
on a new lemmatized
Chaucer concordance


Karen Arthur (University of Toronto) on
`Troilus and Criseyde'

Larry Benson (Harvard University) on a new
lemmatized Chaucer concordance

Thomas H. Bestul (University of Nebraska) on
the sources of `The Monk's Tale'

David Burnley (University of Sheffield) on
Chaucer's word associations

Donald Chapman (University of Toronto) on
neologisms in Chaucer's `Boethius'

Patricia Eberle (University of Toronto),
responding to the speakers' papers

Ian Lancashire (University of Toronto) on
Chaucer's phrasal repetition

Willard McCarty (University of Toronto) on
printed and electronic concordances

Murray McGillivray (University of Calgary) on
electronic presentation of Chaucer's

Stephen R. Reimer (University of Alberta) on
Chaucer and Lydgate

Peter Robinson (Oxford University) on the text
of `The Wife of Bath's Prologue'

Software will also be shown and demonstrated at the conference.

Registration: Regular ($25) or Full ($75),
at the door (registration limited to
75 persons), or send the form below,
with cheque, to

Chaucer Conference,
Centre for Computing in the Humanities,
Robarts Library, 14th Floor,
University of Toronto,
Toronto M5S 1A5, Ont. CANADA

REGULAR registration includes a
wine-and-cheese reception on Friday at
5:00 pm. Registrants will be listed in
in the conference proceedings.

FULL registration includes, in addition,
a copy of the published proceedings
(scheduled spring 1993).

Students will be admitted free, in
addition to the Regular and Full

Further information:
Voice: (416) 978-6391 (Claire Smith
or Elke Rudman)
(416) 978-8279 (Ian Lancashire)
FAX: (416) 978-6519
E-mail: cch@epas.utoronto.ca


The Keye to Remembrance:
Computer-Based Chaucer Studies

November 6-7, 1992

University of Toronto

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Hotel: Park Plaza Hotel, 4 Avenue Road, Toronto,
Ont. M5R 2E8; (416) 924-5471; FAX: (416)
924-4933. Special rate: $99 per night single
and double occupancy, plus taxes. Reserve by
October 19. (Specify `Computer-Based Chaucer
Studies Conference')

Subject: Geoffrey Chaucer (ca 1340/45-1400), the first
great English poet and one of the wellsprings
of the English language itself, is best known
for the fragmentary `Canterbury Tales' and the
epic romance `Troilus and Criseyde'. It would be
hard to find a writer who has more loyal,
loving readers.

In `The Legend of Good Women', Chaucer invites
his readers to believe things that they have
never seen with their own eyes, especially what
old books reveal, because `yf that olde bokes
were aweye, Yloren were of remembraunce the keye'.

The papers at this conference show how
computer technology assists in many fields
within Chaucer studies: editing and textual
criticism, thematic analysis, his use of English,
his style, and his sources and influences.

As old books are the key of remembrance to our
past, so computers are proving themselves a
key to a full understanding of the written
memories in those books.

Sponsor: The Centre for Computing in the Humanities was
founded in 1986 within the Faculty of Arts and
Science as a result of a co-operative agreement
between the University of Toronto and IBM
Canada Ltd. Besides providing facilities and
services to teachers, researchers and students
in the humanities, CCH offers non-credit courses
and workshops, sponsors conferences, and publishes
a series of working papers on computer-assisted
research, a series of electronic texts, and
text-analysis software such as MTAS, STRAP and

CCH Working Papers is a series about
computer-assisted research in textual studies.

General Editor: T. R. Wooldridge
Department of French, University of Toronto

Vol. 1: A TACT Exemplar (1991; $18.50)
Vol. 2: Historical Dictionary Databases
(1992; $35.00)
Vol. 3: Of Remembrauce the Keye: Computer-Based
Chaucer Studies (1993).