38. Dead Poets Society 9: The Wife of Bath with Marion Turner

Marion TurnerEver since her triumphant debut in Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, the Wife of Bath, arguably the first ordinary and recognisably real woman in English literature, has obsessed readers—from Shakespeare to Zadie Smith. Marion Turner, Professor of English at Oxford and author of Chaucer: A European Life, tells the fascinating story of where Chaucer’s favourite character came from, how she related to real medieval women, and where her many travels have taken her since the fourteenth century, from Falstaff and Molly Bloom to #MeToo and Black Lives Matter. Chaired by Peter Florence.

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