Sylvia Federico F'11

Sylvia  Federico
Associate Professor
English
Bates College

ACLS Fellowship Program 2011
Associate Professor
English
Bates College
Chaucer and Walsingham: Clerks of Venus in Late Medieval England

“Chaucer and Walsingham” is the first in the field of medieval studies to examine Thomas Walsingham’s unpublished literary texts, which it does in depth and in relation to Chaucer’s major and minor poetry from the period. The project asserts that both Chaucer and Walsingham used classicism as a political vocabulary and that they did so, furthermore, as an expression of a new consciousness of the role of the author in late medieval public discourse.