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YLS Volume 34 (2020)

YLS Volume 34 (2020)

Table of Contents

(ISBN 978-2-503-58768-4)


Commentary      9

Elizabeth Robertson, “Soul-Making in Piers Plowman”     11

Helen Phillips, “Langland and Wales: Place, Identity, Borders”     57

Jamie Taylor, “Community, Charity, and Penetration: Langland’s Queer Ecclesiology”     93

William Rhodes, “Personification, Action, and Economic Power in Piers Plowman”     117

Lawrence Warner, “Convergent Variation and the Production of Piers Plowman”     137



Sarah Tolmie, “Langland, Milton, and the Weird Trees: Teaching and Learning through Piers Plowman and Paradise Lost”     177



Jennifer Sisk, “‘Grace is a gras’: Theological Uses of Metaphor in Piers Plowman”     203

Thomas Kittel, “Contact between Piers Plowman and The Prick of Conscience in Rawlinson Poetry 139″     211



Stephen H. Rigby with Siân Echard, eds., Historians on John Gower (Stephanie L. Batkie)     223

Andrew Albin, Richard Rolle’s ‘Melody of Love’: A Study and Translation with Manuscript and Musical Contexts (Timothy L. Glover)     227

Ralph Hanna, The Penn Commentary on ‘Piers Plowman’, volume 2: C Passūs 5–9; B Passūs 5–7; A Passūs 5–8  (Kathryn Kerby-Fulton)     230

Mary Raschko, The Politics of Middle English Parables: Fiction, Theology, and Social Practice (Larry Scanlon)     235

Thomas A. Goodmann, ed., Approaches to Teaching Langland’s ‘Piers Plowman’ (Jennifer L. Sisk)     239

C. David Benson, Imagined Romes: The Ancient City and its Stories in Middle English Poetry (Zachary Stone)     242

Arvind Thomas, ‘Piers Plowman’ and the Reinvention of Church Law in the Late Middle Ages (Jamie K. Taylor)     246


Chase Padusniak, Annual Bibliography, 2019     251