Prize & Fund
DEREK PEARSALL TRAVEL & RESEARCH FUND
This fund honours Derek Pearsall (1931-2021), a medievalist who delighted in drawing people together and introducing scholars, especially younger ones, into conversations where they were not yet known.
With his wide interests, his breadth of knowledge, his tremendous curiosity, his love to see everything there was to be seen, he was an eager researcher and conference goer.
Anne Middleton Book Prize
The IPPS is delighted to announce the Anne Middleton Book Prize, to be awarded to the best book, published over a two-year period, substantively concerned with the literary, historical, religious, intellectual, textual-codicological, and critical contexts of Piers Plowman and related poetry and prose in the traditions of didactic and allegorical alliterative writing.
Yearbook of Langland Studies
The Yearbook of Langland Studies is the sole journal devoted to Piers Plowman and associated works. Since 1987, YLS has significantly shaped the expanding critical attention to the poem. Each volume — including essays, notes and interviews, reviews, and an annual annotated bibliography — offers access to the most significant and up-to-date scholarship on the poem and its literary, historical, codicological, and critical contexts. YLS welcomes articles and notes that deal with Piers Plowman and related poetry and prose in the traditions of didactic and allegorical alliterative writing, as well as with the historical, religious, intellectual, and codicological contexts of these works.
News & Insights
Piers Plowman Reading Group May 14th: Professors Tom Goodmann and Jenny Sisk June 11th: Professors Sebastian Sobecki and Lawrence Warner Contact Emily Steiner firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link
Free for IPPS members! Interviews, roundtables, contests, and more. Zoom links will be sent to registrants. Learn more and register here.
Can you write an original alliterative line in the style of Willian Langland? Your entry should comprise a stanza of between 1 and 5 alliterative longlines in either Modern or Middle English on any aspect of contemporary current affairs. You should mark your entry
Piers Plowman Reading Group June 11th: Professors Sebastian Sobecki and Lawrence Warner Contact Emily Steiner email@example.com for the Zoom link
Al this I seigh slepyng, and seven sythes more