Calendar of Events


February 20, 2018

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Pilgrimage in the Medieval World
Presentation by Dr. James Helfers, Professor of English, Grand Canyon University.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018. 10:30-11:45am
Lattie F. Coor Hall Room 4411

Join ACMRS and Dr. James Helfers for a presentation combining insights about medieval cartography and narratives of medieval pilgrims. This presentation will use various maps and modern imagery.

Dr. Helfers is a graduate of Wheaton College, he worked as a technical writer in California before returning to

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February 24, 2018

Please join in the fun at ASU Open Door @ Tempe on Feb. 24, from 1-6 p.m. on the ASU Tempe campus!

ASU Open Door @ Tempe is a rare opportunity to get a behind the scenes look into the spaces that house our most innovative projects, including the Biodesign Institute, ASU Super Computer, Mars Space Flight Facility, ASU Marston Exploratory Theater, and more. ASU Open Door offers you the opportunity to hear firsthand from ASU students and faculty about rare poisonous insects, space exploration, volcanoes, drones and robots, medical breakthroughs and Mayan discoveries. Interactive hands-on activities offer a wide spectrum

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March 22, 2018

ASU Tempe Campus

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J.R.R. Tolkien and the Pardoner's Tale
Presentation by Dr. John Bowers, Department of English, UNLV

Join ACMRS and Dr. John Bowers for a look at Tolkien's extensive lectures on The Pardoner's Tale. In 1956, one year after publishing Return of the King Tolkien realizes that Chaucer's The Pardoner's Tale, a story about young men fighting to the death over gold, had found its way into The Lord of the Rings. This story is represented first with Sméagol and Deagol fighting over the gold ring and finally

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March 23, 2018

Arizona State University, Tempe Campus

The Sixth Biennial ASU Chaucer Celebration will take place on Friday, March 23, 2018. It will feature a poetry reading of Chaucer adaptations by the British poet and performer Patience Agbabi, as well as a presentation of ASU's Chaucer materials held by the ASU Library: Special Collections Department located in Hayden Library.

More information can be found here Sixth Biennial ASU Chaucer Celebration