V. A. Kolve,
internationally renowned Chaucer scholar and a
distinguished professor emeritus at UCLA, will deliver the David L. Kubal
Memorial Lecture on January 22, 2009 at 6:30pm in the Golden Eagle Ballroom.
The topic of Professor Kolve's talk will be announced
Professor Kolve taught at Stanford University and
the University of Virginia before becoming the first
holder of the UCLA Foundation Chair in English, an
appointment he took up in 1986. He has since served with
distinction at UCLA as one of the world's leading scholars
and teachers of medieval English literature and medieval
books include The Play Called Corpus Christi
(Stanford University Press), Chaucer and the Imagery of
Narrative (Stanford University Press), and his
longtime editorship of the Norton Critical Edition of The
Canterbury Tales. He has received numerous grants and
fellowships, including a Guggenheim Fellowship, and
numerous honors, including UCLA's Distinguished Teaching
Award. He also served as president of the Medieval Academy
for 1993-1994, and president of the International New
Chaucer Society for 1994-1996.
For more information, call the Cal State L.A. English Department at (323) 343-4140.