Roundtable: Tyranny and Chaucer’s Tyrants

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Free
  • Open to the public
  • Professional and career development

ASU hosts this roundtable discussion of Chaucer, Chaucer’s tyrants, and tyranny, from antiquity to the contemporary moment in America, with experts in Chaucer and classical, Renaissance, and contemporary political thought.

Discussants include Natasha Piano (Department of Political Science, UCLA), Craig Calhoun (School of Politics and Global Studies, ASU), Matt Simonton (School of Humanities, Arts, and Cultural Studies, ASU), Larry Scanlon (English, Rutgers), and Richard Newhauser (English, ASU).

The event is part of the 9th Biennial Chaucer Celebration at ASU, March 14-15, 2024, which commemorates the life and work of medieval author Geoffrey Chaucer. This year's celebration is themed "Chaucer and Tyranny" and features a public lecture by Professor Natasha Piano (UCLA), a roundtable discussion, and an exhibition of ASU Library’s collection of early printed editions of Chaucer’s works.

All events are free of charge, open to the public, and take place at ASU's Tempe campus.

The 2024 Chaucer Celebration is sponsored by ASU’s Dean of Humanities in The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; Department of English; Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies; ASU Library; Humanities Institute; School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies; and School of Politics and Global Studies.

Additional information

Event contact

Richard Newhauser

Thursday, March 14, 2024


10:30 am12:00 pm (MST)


Memorial Union Coconino Room (MU 246)