Category Archives: Reviews

The B Version Archetype

My essay-length review of John Burrow and Thorlac Turville-Petre, eds., The “Piers Plowman” Electronic Archive, Vol. 9: The B-Version Archetype will appear in the Yearbook of Langland Studies 32. Here is the abstract: The B-Version Archetype, published on-line by the Piers … Continue reading

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Lawmen and Plowmen

From my review of Stephen M. Yeager, From Lawmen to Plowmen: Anglo-Saxon Legal Tradition and the School of Langland (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014): What did Old English literature contribute to the literary cultures of post-Conquest England? The question has … Continue reading

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“Piers Plowman” and the Books of Nature

Rebecca Davis’s new book “Piers Plowman” and the Books of Nature appeared last year from Oxford University Press. I have reviewed the book for The Journal of English and Germanic Philology, and reproduce the opening paragraph of my review here. Classroom discussion … Continue reading

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Juliet Barker’s 1381

Juliet Barker’s 1381: The Year of the Peasants’ Revolt (Belknap Press, 2014) came to my attention too late to engage in my article “Gower and the Peasants’ Revolt” (2015), but I have now reviewed the book for The Yearbook of Langland … 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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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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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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