Title Background

Bokes Ynowe’: Vernacular Theology and Fourteenth-Century Exhaustion.

Bokes Ynowe’: Vernacular Theology and Fourteenth-Century Exhaustion.

The article explores the representation of vernacular theology in PPl. Vernacular theology is a term that links together a wide variety of pastoral, mystical, and devotional texts written in English. As scholars have long noted, the poem suggests a certain unease with or at least hesitation in fully embracing the traditional discourses that inform and shape the poem: whether penitential, academic, exegetical, estates’ satire or apocalyptic.

Volume

English Language Notes, 44 (2006), 109-12.

Author

Little, Katherine C.