Hey Western Washington!

Dear Friends of the Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society,

The Seattle Chesterton Society proudly announces the second event of this season, Thursday, November 17, at 7:30 PM at the UW Newman Center — an evening of
discussion concerning “Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, and Christian Ministry,” led by our guest speaker for the evening, Dr. Miceal Vaughan.

Please see below for full details.  Please see also our full Events Calendar for more details pertaining to our 2011-2012 season.

The UW Newman Center is located at 4502 20th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105.  Please note that parking space at UW Newman Center is limited.  Commuters may park in the nearby N5 lot at the University, accessible via the north gate at NE 45th and Memorial Way.

We hope to see you this coming Thursday evening!

Yours faithfully,

The Seattle G. K. Chesterton Society

Thursday, November 17, 2011, at 7:30 PM, UW Newman Center

Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, and Christian Ministry

Dr. Miceal Vaughan

University of Washington

Geoffrey Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales is one of the greatest works of literature of the Middle Ages.  With its colorful assortment of characters and stories, it symbolizes for many the culture of the medieval period.  G. K. Chesterton regarded Chaucer’s stories as one of England’s greatest claims to glory and distinction.  Dr. Miceal

Vaughan of the University of Washington will speak to us about some of Chaucer’s characters (the Prioress, the Monk, the Friar, the Parson, the Pardoner) and what they teach us about Chaucer’s views on Christian ministry.

Professor Vaughan teaches in the Departments of English and Comparative
Literature and has published a number of books and articles on medieval English literature, including works on Chaucer and Piers Plowman.

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  • bob

    Wow, I had Dr. Vaughan for a class……….Uh oh, 34 years ago……..On the Bible in the Middle Ages at the UW. He’s a great teacher.