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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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Alliterative Revival: Retrospect and Prospect

An excerpt from my review essay, “Alliterative Revival: Retrospect and Prospect.” In this review of Randy Schiff’s Revivalist Fantasy: Alliterative Verse and Nationalist Literary History (Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2011), I attempted to sketch out the main lines of … Continue reading

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alliterative verse: an approach to teaching meter

This brief essay sets out a plan for teaching the form of Middle English alliterative poetry in an advanced undergraduate seminar. The lesson is grounded in the opening lines of the B Version Prologue of William Langland’s Piers Plowman and … Continue reading

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The Prick of Conscience: a new edition

An excerpt from my forthcoming review of Prik of Conscience, ed. by James H. Morey, TEAMS Middle English Text Series (Kalamazoo: Medieval Institute Publications, 2012). The full text of this review will appear in the Journal of English and Germanic Philology. … Continue reading

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The Rhetoric of Advancement

“The Rhetoric of Advancement: Ars dictaminis, Cursus, and Clerical Careerism in Late Medieval England,” New Medieval Literatures 12 (2010): 287-328. I had four objectives in this article. First, regarding ars dictaminis itself (that is, the medieval art or discipline of … Continue reading

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