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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 later.

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 art history. 

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Kolve's 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.

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