Response to Craun’s “Ye by Peter and by Poul!’: Lewte and the Practice of Fraternal Correction”, by Peter and by Poul!’: Lewte and the Practice of Fraternal Correction”
First, this response asks Craun how the theme of fraternal correction “meshes with current ways of reading the poem,” in work by Clopper (on the dreamer’s status), Scase (again, on the dreamer’s status), Schmidt (on how the following discussion, by Scripture, of predestination pertains to the preceding material [on fraternal correction]), and Simpson (on L’s relation to his own satire [as fraternal correction]). Second, it proposes that “the entire episode involving the friar confessor (ll. 52-106) was inspired by a passage in Archbishop Fitzralph’s sermon Defensio Curatorum,” which can be found in Perry’s edition (46-48; esp. 47).
YLS 15 (2001): 15-25
Fowler, David C.