Good news! The Syon Abbey Society sponsored session has been confirmed for the New Chaucer Society Conference next July, 2014, in Reykjavik, Iceland. We are excited to announce a stellar line-up of speakers.
Between the Birgittines: Syon Abbey and Vadstena’s Textual Exchanges
Organizer: Laura Saetveit Miles
1. Elin Andersson, Stockholm University
“Understanding the Birgittine Idea: Exchange and Use of Birgittine Texts in Vadstena and Syon Abbey”
2. Michael G. Sargent, Queens College, CUNY
“Walter Hilton in Vadstena: Two Trails of Transmission”
3. Susan Powell, University of Salford
“The Fifteen Oes at Syon and Vadstena”
4. Vincent Gillespie, University of Oxford
“Life and Liturgy at Syon and Vadstena: The Evidence for the Brethren”
I didn’t even know there was a Chaucer conference. Reykjavik is a beautiful location for it though I imagine!