2018 Congress

2018 Congress

"Toronto Skyline" by Laura Mitchell

Welcome to the website for the Twenty-First Biennial International Congress of the New Chaucer Society - Toronto, Canada, 10-15 July, 2018.

We wish to acknowledge the land on which the University of Toronto operates. For thousands of years it has been the traditional land of the Huron-Wendat, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. Today, this meeting place is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to meet and work on this land. 

You can keep in touch with us across social media by using our conference hashtag - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram: #NCS18


Registration for the New Chaucer Society Congress 2018 opens on 11 January 2018.

The Congress will take place at Victoria University in the University of Toronto, in Victoria College, Northrop Frye Hall, and the Isabel Bader Theatre.

For further details, please refer to the other NCS 2018 pages on this site. 


The New Chaucer Society values diversity, and is committed to building a supportive and positive professional environment for the participants at our 2018 Toronto Congress. We will strive to ensure that all our members feel included, and that everyone is treated fairly and with courtesy. Our statement of professional ethics can be found here: http://newchaucersociety.org/pages/entry-sub/statement-of-professional-ethics1.

The Local Organizing Committee is chaired by Alexandra Gillespie (alexandra.gillespie@utoronto.ca). The Program Committee is chaired by Robert J. Meyer-Lee (rmeyerlee@agnesscott.edu) and Claire Waters (cmwaters@ucdavis.edu). Please direct queries to them or to Dr. Laura Mitchell, the NCS 2018 project manager (laura.mitchell@utoronto.ca). 


We are grateful for the support we have received from the University of Toronto, most especially from Victoria University. 

At the tri-campus University of Toronto we have received kind support from the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies; the Centre for Medieval Studies; St. Michael’s College; Trinity College; University College; Massey College and the Book History and Print Culture Program; University of Toronto Libraries; the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library; the Department of English; the Department for the Study of Religion; the Department of Spanish and Portuguese; the Graduate Department of Art; the Department of History; the Emilio Goggio Chair in Italian Studies; the Canada Research Chair in Medieval Philosophy; the Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations; and the Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance Studies. We are grateful to the Department of English at the University of Toronto Scarborough; and, at the University of Toronto Mississauga, to the Department of Language Studies and the Department of Visual Studies for support.

We are also grateful to the Art Gallery of Ontario for the use of some of their spaces for events and exhibits.