News & Events from the English Department at Western Michigan University
Thursday, June 17, 2010
Utz publishes on the History of Chaucer Studies
Richard Utz recently published "The Colony Writes Back: F.N. Robinson's Complete Works of Geoffrey Chaucer (1933) and the Translatio of Chaucer Studies to the United States," in the refereed journal Studies in Medievalism 19 (2010), 160-203. The essay, which delineates the genesis and reception of the precursors to the famed Riverside Chaucer of 1987, reveals a number of post-/neo-colonial translationary moves by F.N. Robinson, the editor of the Complete Works, meant to give Chaucer studies a new home in the U.S.