Date & Time
Sunday, Oct 13, 2019 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
$35 includes admission to the event, hard cover copy of This Passing World, author reading and signing, live music, wine, and hosted hors d’oeuvres.
Magnuson Theatre, College Hall, Gonzaga University
Information: Community & Public Relations – ext. 6095
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About This Event
For more than 30 years, Professor Mike Herzog passionately taught the work of 14th-century poet Geoffrey Chaucer, author of “The Canterbury Tales,” to Gonzaga University students. Through lively lectures and discussions, thoughtful scholarship, and resplendent medieval feasts and re-enactments, he introduced students to the genius and nuances of “The Canterbury Tales” and other works by the acclaimed poet. Now, he is bringing Chaucer to life through a new historical fiction novel, “This Passing World.”
A Chaucerian scholar and English Professor Emeritus, Herzog returns to Gonzaga on the eve of the novel’s publication for a public reading, reception and book-signing event.
Set around an imagined modern-time discovery of the poet’s long-hidden journals, Herzog brings a contemporary context to Chaucer’s reflections on his multiple roles as a bureaucrat, courtier and poet – capturing the spirit and the reality of the poet’s age while honoring the work and legacy of his enduring vision.