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William Langland

William Langland

A chapter in Blackwell’s book on the Bible in English Literature, a reference book intended especially for undergraduates, ‘William Langland’ reviews recent knowledge of Biblical quotations in PPl, ways in which various characters in the poem read the Bible, retelling of Bible stories and re-creations of Biblical characters, personifications of the Bible, the effect upon the poem of Biblical genres and styles, and the centrality of the  Bible in the ideas and ideals of PPl. (MCD)


In The Blackwell Companion to the Bible in English Literature, ed. by Rebecca Lemon, Emma Mason, Jonathan Roberts, and Christopher Rowland (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp. 116-33.


Davlin, Sr. Mary Clemente, OP