Session Title

Piers Plowman's Influences: Genre, Authors, and Beyond

Sponsoring Organization(s)

International Piers Plowman Society

Organizer Name

Michael Johnston; Noëlle Phillips

Organizer Affiliation

Purdue Univ.; Douglas College

Presider Name

Michael Johnston

Paper Title 1

Richard Rolle's Canor and Liturgical Failure in Piers Plowman

Presenter 1 Name

Abigail Adams

Presenter 1 Affiliation

Univ. of Texas-Austin

Paper Title 2

Thou Shalt Not Covet: Piers Plowman, Coveitise and the Ten Commandments

Presenter 2 Name

Liam B. Cruz Kelly

Presenter 2 Affiliation

Boston Univ.

Paper Title 3

Unsettling Stories in an Unsettled Poem: Parables from B to C

Presenter 3 Name

Mary Raschko

Presenter 3 Affiliation

Whitman College

Start Date

8-5-2020 10:00 AM

Session Location

Schneider 1335

Description

Much recent scholarship on Piers Plowman has focused on the poem’s debts to particular genres (e.g., romance, pastoralia, popular verse) and authors (e.g., Chaucer, Machaut). But much of this work focuses on a single source influencing Langland, published as standalone, discrete articles. We propose this session in order to synthesize the field’s recent thinking on Langland’s influences: Our hope is that such a session will facilitate a discussion of the multiple, interlocking influences across Langland’s poetry and will help us better contextualize the way Langland used the texts he encountered. Michael Johnston

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May 8th, 10:00 AM

Piers Plowman's Influences: Genre, Authors, and Beyond

Schneider 1335

Much recent scholarship on Piers Plowman has focused on the poem’s debts to particular genres (e.g., romance, pastoralia, popular verse) and authors (e.g., Chaucer, Machaut). But much of this work focuses on a single source influencing Langland, published as standalone, discrete articles. We propose this session in order to synthesize the field’s recent thinking on Langland’s influences: Our hope is that such a session will facilitate a discussion of the multiple, interlocking influences across Langland’s poetry and will help us better contextualize the way Langland used the texts he encountered. Michael Johnston