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YLS Volume 13 (1999)

YLS Volume 13 (1999)

Table of Contents

(ISBN 1-889818-25-9)


Andrew Galloway, ” Foreword: Reception and Its Discontents”     1

George Kane, “An Open Letter to Jill Mann about the Sequence of the Versions of Piers Plowman”     7

David C. Fowler, “Piers Plowman: Will’s ‘Apologia pro vita sua'”     35

Rees Davies, “The Life, Travels, and Library of an Early Reader of Piers Plowman”     49

John M. Bowers, “Dating Piers Plowman: Testing the Testimony of Usk’s Testament”     65

Sarah A. Kelen, “Plowing the Post: ‘Piers Protestant’ and the Authority of Medieval Literary History”     101

Siegfried Wenzel, “Eli and His Sons”     137

Bonnie Millar, “The Role of Prophecy in the Siege of Jerusalem and its Analogues”     153



Ralph Hanna III“Piers Plowman and the Radically Chic” (review essay of Kathryn Kerby-Fulton and Denise Despres, Iconography and the Professional Reader: The Politics of Book Production in the Douce ‘Piers Plowman’)     179

Kathryn Kerby-Fulton, with Denise Despres, “Fabricating Failure: The Professional Reader as Textual Terrorist”     193



C. David Benson and Lynne Blanchfield, The Manuscripts of ‘Piers Plowman’: The B Version (Rob Adams)     207

Lawrence Clopper, ‘Songes of Rechelesnesse’: Langland and the Franciscans (Wendy Scase)     213

Douglas Parker, ed., The praier and complaynte of the ploweman vnto Christe (Jill C. Havens)     216

Edwin D. Craun, Lies, Slander, and Obscenity in Medieval English Literature. Pastoral Rhetoric and the Deviant Speaker (Joan Blythe)     220


Sean Taylor, “Annual Bibliography (1998)”     229