Author Archives: Ian Cornelius

Meter in Seattle

Another cfp, this one for the Sixth International Piers Plowman Conference, to be held 23-26 July 2015, in Seattle, WA: Metrical Form. Papers on the meter of Piers Plowman and other Middle English alliterative poems. Possible topics include metrical variation … Continue reading

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Langland’s words

Emily Steiner (Penn) and I are organizing a paper session titled “Langland’s Words” at Kalamazoo 2015. The session is sponsored by the International Piers Plowman Society. Details and a full list of sponsored sessions are posted on the society’s website. … Continue reading

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Boethius in Medieval England

I have contributed a chapter on Boethius’s Consolation of Philosophy to the forthcoming Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, vol. 1: The Middle Ages. Written in 524-25, on the cusp of antiquity and the Middle Ages, the Consolation … Continue reading

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Dobest

Abstract: John Burrow has recently argued that a program of rubrics recorded in many manuscripts of Piers Plowman is organic to this poem in its B version. In this article I demonstrate that a manuscript rubric known to Burrow but … Continue reading

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The Accentual Paradigm

An excerpt from my article “The Accentual Paradigm in Early English Metrics,” which has now appeared in JEGP. I seek to show how Old English poetry first came to be regarded as “accentual” or “strong stress” in nineteenth-century scholarship, and … Continue reading

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Hoyt Duggan festschrift

I reviewed the festschrift for Hoyt Duggan in Yearbook of Langland Studies 27 (2013). The full citation for the book is Michael Calabrese and Stephen H. A. Shepherd, eds., Yee? Baw for Bokes: Essays on Medieval Manuscripts and Poetics in … Continue reading

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Translated Prosody

[cfp for a session Ben Glaser and I are organizing for next March’s meeting of the ACLA. Proposals by 1 Nov. Our cfp is also posted on the ACLA site, here.] Translated Prosody ACLA 2014 @ NYU Ben Glaser and … Continue reading

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Kalamazoo 2014: two sessions

I am organizing two sessions on Piers Plowman at the 2014 International Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo: “Langland’s Line” and “Piers Plowman and the Rich.” The first session concerns the poem’s meter; the second, the poem’s intersections with social history. … Continue reading

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Boethius at MLA

[I thank the panelists for their paper proposals and interest in this session. Eleanor Johnson and Linda Shenk are authors of recent books bearing on the session topic: respectively, Practicing Literary Theory in the Middle Ages: Ethics and the Mixed … Continue reading

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Medieval Governmentalities

[cfp for a roundtable session I am organizing at the 2014 Congress of the New Chaucer Society, to be held in Reykjavík, Iceland.] Medieval Governmentalities How does an intention to govern become realized within different scales and contexts of community? … Continue reading

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