Chaucer Encyclopedia Celebration

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Free
  • Open to the public

Celebrating Professor Richard Newhauser and medieval studies at ASU

ASU Library invites you to honor Professor Richard Newhauser and celebrate the release of “The Chaucer Encyclopedia” (Wiley-Blackwell, 2023), a monumental, four-volume achievement led by Newhauser as editor-in-chief. 

A lecture and remarks will take place Thursday, Oct. 26 from 1 to 2 p.m. online via Zoom. Register to receive the Zoom link.

About the guest of honor

Richard Newhauser, a Professor of English at ASU, is a specialist in Middle English literature, specifically Chaucer, and his research focuses on the moral tradition in medieval thought and on sensory studies (sensology). His books include a collection of scholarly essays, "A Cultural History of the Senses in the Middle Ages" (2014); a translation of Peter of Limoges, "The Moral Treatise on the Eye" (2012); and a monograph “The Early History of Greed” (2006) among many other publications. He is the recipient of fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, American Council of Learned Societies, and National Humanities Center. He is also a life member at Clare Hall, Cambridge University and has directed two Summer Seminars funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Newhauser serves as the co-director of ASU’s new graduate certificate in medieval studies, the graduate certificate in translation studies, and the biennial ASU Chaucer Celebration, set for Mar. 14-15, 2024. 

About the encyclopedia

"The Chaucer Encyclopedia" provides the most comprehensive overview to date of the life, times, works, sources/analogues, and influence of Geoffrey Chaucer (b. 1340s – d. 1400). It also makes accessible the approaches readers have taken to understanding Chaucer's oeuvre, as well as the analogues and sources (direct or intermediary, contemporary or from the distant past) of Chaucer's works. Providing nearly 1400 entries, more than any similar work on the market today, "The Chaucer Encyclopedia" is an invaluable source for a new generation of students and scholars.

This event is sponsored by ASU Library and supported by the Department of English at ASU.


Event contact

Patty Odle

Thursday, October 26, 2023


1:00 pm2:00 pm (MST)