Yearbook of Langland Studies

Yearbook of Langland Studies

Yearbook of Langland Studies

Since 1987, The Yearbook of Langland Studies has been the preeminent venue for scholarship on Piers Plowman; on related poems in the tradition of didactic alliterative verse; and on the historical, religious, and intellectual contexts in which such poems were produced in late medieval England. Each annual volume contains essays, reviews, and an annotated bibliography.

Back issues of volumes 1 through 19 are available through Medieval Institute Publications for $25.00 per volume. Please write to Yearbook of Langland Studies, Medieval Institute Publications, Western Michigan University, 1903 W. Michigan Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5432 or fax the Order Fulfillment department at 269-387-8750 to confirm availability. Volume 20 and subsequent volumes are available from Brepols.


Volumes available from MIP

Volume 19 (2005)


Articles:
Simon Horobin, The Scribe of Rawlinson Poetry 137 and the Copying and Circulation of Piers Plowman; Mary Carruthers, Allegory Without the Teeth: Reflections on Figural Language in Piers Plowman; Thomas D. Hill, “When God Whistled for Chickens”: Birds and Poverty in Piers Plowman B.15.462–82; Rebecca A. Davis, “Fullynge” Nature: Spiritual Charity and the Logic of Conversion in Piers Plowman; Masha Raskolnikov, Promising the Female, Delivering the Male: Transformations of Gender in Piers Plowman; Fiona Somerset, “Al þe comonys with o voys atonys”: Multilingual Latin and Vernacular Voice in Piers Plowman; John M. Bowers, Langland’s Piers Plowman in Hm 143: Copy, Commentary, Censorship; Michael Calabrese, [Piers] the [Plowman]: The Corrections, Interventions, and Erasures in Huntington MS Hm 143 (X)

Reviews:
Helen Barr and Ann M. Hutchinson, eds., Text and Controversy from Wyclif to Bale: Essays in Honour of Anne Hudson (Christina von Nolcken); C. David Benson, Public “Piers Plowman”: Modern Scholarship and Late Medieval English Culture (Mishtooni Bose); Ralph Hanna, London Literature, 1300–1380 (Ardis Butterfield); Ralph Hanna and David A. Lawton, eds., The Siege of Jerusalem (Andrew Galloway); Katherine Heinrichs, ed., The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, Volume 3: Oxford, Oriel College, MS 79 (O), and Ralph Hanna and Hoyt Duggan, eds., The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, Volume 4: Oxford, Bodleian Library, Laud Misc. 581 (L) (Simon Horobin); Kellie Roberston, The Laborer’s Two Bodies: Labor and the “Work” of the Text in Medieval Britain, 1350–1500 (David Aers); Anne M. Scott, “Piers Plowman” and the Poor (Kate Crassons)

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Volume 18 (2004)


Articles:
Jill Mann, The Nature of Need Revisited; A. V. C. Schmidt, Ars or Scientia? Reflections on Editing Piers Plowman; George Shuffelton, Piers Plowman and the Case of the Missing Book; Susan E. Deskis and Thomas D. Hill, “The longe man ys seld wys”: Proverbial Characterization and Langland’s Long Will; Frank Grady, Contextualizing Alexander and Dindimus; Noriko Inoue, A New Theory of Alliterative A-Verses; Simon Horobin, The Dialect of Authorship of Richard the Redeless and Mum and the Sothsegger

Reviews:
Helen Barr, Socioliterary Practice in Late Medieval England (Ethan Knapp); J. A. Burrow, Gestures and Looks in Medieval Narrative (Helen Cooper); Dee Dyas, Pilgrimage in Medieval English Literature, 700–1500 (Ad Putter); Elizabeth Fowler, Literary Character: The Human Figure in Early English Writing (Maura Nolan); William Elford Rogers, Interpretation in “Piers Plowman” (James J. Paxson); James Simpson, Reform and Cultural Revolution. The Oxford English Literary History. Volume 2. 1350–1547 (Larry Scanlon); D. Vance Smith, Arts of Possession: The Middle English Household Imaginary (Matthew Goldie); Fiona Somerset, Jill C. Havens, and Derrick G. Pitard, eds., Lollards and their Influence in Late Medieval England (Katherine C. Little); Emily Steiner, Documentary Culture and the Making of Medieval English Literature (Chris Baswell)

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Volume 17 (2003)


Articles:
Andrew Cole, Introduction: Langland and Lollardy: The Form of the Matter; Derek Pearsall, Langland and Lollardy: From B to C; Andrew Cole, William Langland’s Lollardy; David Aers, John Wyclif: Poverty and the Poor; Fiona Somerset, Expanding the Langlandian Canon: Radical Latin and the Stylistics of Reform; Anne Hudson, Langland and Lollardy?; Lawrence Warner, Becket and the Hopping Bishops; Matthew Giancarlo, Piers Plowman, Parliament, and the Public Voice; Kathleen E. Kennedy, Retaining a Court of Chancery in Piers Plowman; J. A. Burrow, Wasting Time, Wasting Words in Piers Plowman B and C; Traugott Lawler, The Secular Clergy (again): A Brief Rejoinder to Míċeál Vaughan’s Response

Reviews:

Kantik Ghosh, The Wycliffite Heresy: Authority and the Interpretation of Texts (Christina von Nolcken); Kathleen M. Hewett-Smith, ed., William Langland’s Piers Plowman: A Book of Essays (Joseph S. Wittig); Stella Pates, The Rock and the Plough: John Grandisson, William Langland and Piers Plowman: A Theory of Authorship (Stephen A. Barney); Christine Chism, Alliterative Revivals (Ralph Hanna)

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Volume 16 (2002)


Articles:
Lawrence Warner, The Ur-B Piers Plowman and the Earliest Production of C and B; Thorlac Turville-Petre, Putting it Right: The Corrections of Huntington Library MS. Hm 128 and BL Additional MS. 35287; Thomas D. Hill, Green and Filial Love: Two Notes on the Russell-Kane C Text: C.8.215 and C.17.48; Traugott Lawler, The Secular Clergy in Piers Plowman; Response by Míċeál F. Vaughan; Margaret Kim, Hunger, Need, and the Politics of Poverty in Piers Plowman; Ralph Hanna, Two New (?) Lost Piers Manuscripts (?)

Reviews:
Mary Clemente Davlin, O.P., The Place of God in Piers Plowman and Medieval Art (Jill Mann); Joseph S. Wittig, Piers Plowman: Concordance, Will’s Visions of Piers Plowman, Do-Well, Do-Better and Do-Best (J. A. Burrow); D. Vance Smith, The Book of the Incipit: Beginnings in the Fourteenth Century (Christine Chism)

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Volume 15 (2001)


Articles:
C. David Benson, What then does Langland Mean? Authorial and Textual Voices in Piers Plowman; Edwin D. Craun,“Ȝe, by Peter and by Poul!”: Lewte and the Practice of Fraternal Correction; Responses by David C. Fowler and Lawrence M. Clopper; Lawrence M. Clopper, Langland and Allegory: A Proposition; Response by Ann W. Astell and Sick of Allegory: A Response by James J. Paxson; Alan J. Fletcher, The Essential (Ephemeral) William Langland: Textual Revision as Ethical Process in Piers Plowman; Plowing Parallel Furrows? The Textual Cultures of Piers and Preaching: A Response by Wendy Scase; The Author, the Dreamer, his Wife, and their Poet: Thoughts on an Essential-Ephemeral “Langland”: A Response by Judith Dale; Anna Baldwin, Patient Politics in Piers Plowman; Response by Fiona Somerset; Andrew Galloway, Piers Plowman and the Subject of the Law; Responses by David Lawton and Louise M. Bishop; Anne M. Scott, “Nevere noon so nedy ne poverer deide”: Piers Plowman and the Value of Poverty; Responses by Bruce W. Hozeski and Joan Baker; Joseph S. Wittig, “Culture Wars” and the Persona in Piers Plowman; Culture Wars? All’s Not Quiet on the Langland Front: A Response by Gregory J. Wilsbacher; Thomas D. Hill, “Dumb David”: Silence and Zeal in Lady Church’s Speech, Piers Plowman C.2.30–40; Thomas D. Hill, The Problem of Synecdochic Flesh: Piers Plowman B.9.49–50

Reviews:
Thorlac Turville-Petre and Hoyt Duggan, eds., The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, Vol. 2: Cambridge, Trinity College, MS. B. 15.17 (W) (John T. Sebastian); David Aers, Faith, Ethics and Church: Writing in England, 1360–1409 (Denise N. Baker); Susanna Fein, ed., Studies in the Harley Manuscript: The Scribes, Contents and Social Contexts of British Library MS. Harley 2253 (Christopher Cannon); Bonnie Millar, The Siege of Jerusalem in its Physical, Literary and Historical Contexts (David Lawton); John Scattergood, The Lost Tradition: Essays on Middle English Alliterative Poetry (Maura B. Nolan)

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Volume 14 (2000)


Articles:
A. V. C. Schmidt, Langland’s Visions and Revisions; Thorlac Turville-Petre, Sir Adrian Fortescue and his Copy of Piers Plowman; James Simpson, Grace Abounding: Evangelical Centralization and the End of Piers Plowman; J. A. Burrow, Gestures and Looks in Piers Plowman; Responses by Priscilla Martin and Sandra Pierson Prior; Emily Steiner, Langland’s Documents; Responses by Bryan P. Davis and Bruce Holsinger; Traugott Lawler, The Pardon Formula in Piers Plowman: Its Ubiquity, Its Binary Shape, Its Silent Middle Term; Thomas D. Hill, Satan’s Pratfall and the Foot of Love: Some Pedal Images in Piers Plowman A, B and C; Gavin Richardson, Langland’s Mary Magdalene: Proverbial Misogyny and the Problem of Authority; Ralph Hanna, Emendations to a 1993 “Vita de Ne’erdowel”

Reviews:
Robert Adams, Hoyt N. Duggan, Eric Eliason, Ralph Hanna, John Price-Wilkin, and Thorlac Turville-Petre, eds., The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, Vol. 1: Corpus Christi College, Oxford MS 201 (F) (Stephen Shepherd); David Wallace, ed., The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature (Anne Hudson)

 

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