Comparative Literature Luncheon to feature lecture by Ohio State's Ethan Knapp

January 22, 2019

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Ethan Knapp, associate professor in the Department of English at Ohio State, will present “Revisiting the Rising of 1381: Allegory and Politics in the Late 14th Century” at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 28, in 102 Kern Building on Penn State’s University Park campus.

Knapp is the author of “Bureaucratic Muse: Thomas Hoccleve and the Literature of Late Medieval England,” as well as essays appearing in Speculum, Medium Aevum, Exemplaria, Chaucer Review, Studies in the Ages of Chaucer, and numerous edited collections. He serves on the editorial boards of Exemplaria and the Spenser Review, and also edits the book series “Interventions: New Studies in Medieval Culture,” for Ohio State University Press. He is currently working on a book titled “Entropic Gower.”

This event is a part of the Comparative Literature Luncheon lecture series, a weekly, informal lunchtime gathering of students, faculty and other members of the University community. Each week the event begins at 12:15 p.m. — lunch is provided. At 12:30 p.m. there will be a presentation, by a visitor or a local speaker, on a topic related to any humanities discipline. All students, faculty, colleagues and friends are welcome.

For a full list of Comparative Literature lunches, visit This event is sponsored by the Department of Comparative Literature.

Last Updated January 22, 2019