Conduct at the Congress

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 according to our statement of ethics:

The Society endorses the highest standard of professional ethics. We are committed to defending academic freedom, acknowledging and crediting prior research by others, and conducting our professional lives with personal dignity and respect for others. Members are advised to consult the MLA's Statement of Professional Ethics, which NCS endorses:

If you wish to talk about an incident of bullying, harassment, discrimination, or disrespectful behavior at the Congress, please contact Ruth Evans (, Ardis Butterfield (, Alex Gillespie (, or Anthony Bale (