Session Title

Piers Plowman's Manuscripts

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Piers Plowman Society

Organizer Name

Michael Johnston; Noëlle Phillips

Organizer Affiliation

Purdue Univ.; Douglas College

Presider Name

Noëlle Phillips

Presider Affiliation

Douglas College

Paper Title 1

Langland's Lyrical Reader

Presenter 1 Name

DeVan Ard

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Virginia

Paper Title 2

Piers Plowman: Sites and Institutions of Manuscript Production

Presenter 2 Name

Michael Johnston

Paper Title 3

Editorial Implications of Alliterative Patterns in Four Early Manuscripts of the B-Version of Piers Plowman

Presenter 3 Name

Eugene W. Lyman

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Independent Scholar

Start Date

8-5-2020 3:30 PM

Session Location

Fetzer 2030

Description

While the manuscripts of Piers Plowman have long been central to our understanding of this poem, there is still much we do not know: where, outside of London, was the poem copied? What sorts of scribes copied the poem? Who were some of the earliest owners? With what other texts did the poem tend to travel? Answering such questions will help scholars better understand the place of this most popular Middle English poem within the literary and cultural history of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. Michael Johnston

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May 8th, 3:30 PM

Piers Plowman's Manuscripts

Fetzer 2030

While the manuscripts of Piers Plowman have long been central to our understanding of this poem, there is still much we do not know: where, outside of London, was the poem copied? What sorts of scribes copied the poem? Who were some of the earliest owners? With what other texts did the poem tend to travel? Answering such questions will help scholars better understand the place of this most popular Middle English poem within the literary and cultural history of fourteenth- and fifteenth-century England. Michael Johnston