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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 527–557.
Published: 01 September 2010
... grammar of “serve and deserve.” The article argues that when Langland has his narrator questioned by Reason and asked, “Can you serve?” Langland understands the question, like Luther, in the broadest theological and ethical sense. The article attends in detail to conventional readings that see the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 59–81.
Published: 01 January 2012
...David Aers This essay argues that William Langland’s great poem Piers Plowman poses serious questions both to the tradition of the virtues that Langland inherited and to the possibility of their authentic embodiment in the contemporary Church Langland knew. Moving from Thomas Aquinas to Thomas...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2009) 39 (2): 257–281.
Published: 01 May 2009
...Derek Pearsall This essay takes up Nicholas Watson's important and influential article, “Visions of Inclusion: Universal Salvation and Vernacular Theology in Pre-Reformation England,” and argues that, for William Langland at least, the promise of universal salvation is at best ambiguous. The essay...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 435–459.
Published: 01 September 2018
... scholasticism. Langland avoids these techniques and eschews scholastic forms of resolution; his predilection for debate and deep-structural dialectics insists on the need to keep central theological and spiritual counterpoints in play, all the while opening up conceptual and imaginative “gaps” that bring with...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2018) 48 (3): 461–489.
Published: 01 September 2018
... examine the details of this debate the matter becomes ambiguous, with repentance and grace causally entangling each other like the chicken and the egg. An examination of the repentance of Robert the Robber (in Langland) and King Claudius (in Shakespeare) suggests that a better way to distinguish the two...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2010) 40 (2): 273–297.
Published: 01 May 2010
...Rachael Deagman This essay shows that the C-text of William Langland's Piers Plowman articulates difficulties with the process of learning to forgive, a process that for medieval Christians requires mutuality and participation in the sacrament of penance. Tracing the terms forgeue and forgeueness...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2010) 40 (3): 497–526.
Published: 01 September 2010
...Katherine C. Little The figure of the plowman achieved a certain popularity in mid-sixteenth-century England with the publication of William Langland's medieval poem, Piers Plowman , and in a number of treatises written in imitation of it such as I playne Piers which cannot flatter . This post...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2012) 42 (3): 749–751.
Published: 01 September 2012
... Michael Cornett, Managing Editor Duke University Press Durham, North Carolina 2012 Volume 42 Index Aers, David Langland on the Church and the End of the Cardinal Virtues  59 – 81 Astell, Ann W. Heroic Virtue in...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 1–12.
Published: 01 January 2012
... movement. William Langland’s Piers Plowman, John Gower’s Confessio Amantis, and the play Mankind con- strue the challenges, and thus the proper response to Wyclif and his follow- ers, in divergent ways. Ought we align ourselves with the pure remnant that alone sustains the proper meaning of cardinal...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2005) 35 (1): 67–90.
Published: 01 January 2005
... the precise poetic mode that Langland goes out of his way to avoid. Piers Plowman contains no extended ekphrases, and in fact, at those few moments where a reader of medieval dream visions would expect one to begin, the poem seems almost consciously to foil such generic expectations (for...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 311–334.
Published: 01 May 2003
... pardoners, as to whether offering absolution a pena et a culpa is deemed to be the abuse, or whether the claim to such power by unauthorized individu- als is what is under attack. A related interpretive problem is presented by William Langland’s depiction of the figure Truth, explicitly likened to a pope...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2014) 44 (1): 1–15.
Published: 01 January 2014
... soul and society.32 It is in this context that William Langland’s protagonist Will elaborates a defense of his, and hence the poet’s, enterprise as “real work” rather than idle fiction. But Will’s self-­portrait in Piers Plowman associates such work with religious observance as well. Like the...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 September 2016) 46 (3): 455–483.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Langland composes an allegorical narrative in which Wille (the dreamer, the visionary, the faculty of the will, the figure of the poet) meets Christ as the Samaritan who rescues the half-­alive Semyvief in a wilderness where this person has been assaulted by thieves and left to die. Someone new to...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2011) 41 (2): 369–391.
Published: 01 May 2011
... processes by which a mind loses its moral bearings and falls apart. Fish notes that in Skelton’s hands satire “ceases to be a way of thinking and becomes a way of experiencing.”13 If medieval dreamers such as Langland’s and Deguileville’s often watch vices at work from a distance, Skelton’s Dread...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2000) 30 (2): 309–338.
Published: 01 May 2000
... she finally report that he was called Langland—information dubious at best, since it was secondhand and in any case of diabolic origin. By the end of the report, Langland was changed to Langley, which happened to be the name of one of the witch’s alleged victims. This Langland (or Langley) had no...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2004) 34 (2): 279–308.
Published: 01 May 2004
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 January 2012) 42 (1): 225–244.
Published: 01 January 2012
.... Inquisitorial Inquiries: Brief Lives of Secret Jews and Other Heretics. Second edition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. xiv, 228 pp.; 7 maps. $60.00, paper $25.00. [Includes seven autobiographies of victims of the Inquisition.] Langland, William. Piers Plowman: The A Version. Edited by...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2017) 47 (2): 221–253.
Published: 01 May 2017
... Towneley Creation, God says that “Al maner thyng is in my thoght / Withoutten me ther may be noght.”19 And in Piers Plowman — to give just one example from a nondramatic text —  William Langland has the personification of Repentance remind God that he “of naught mad[e] aught.”20 It is worth noting...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2003) 33 (2): 215–239.
Published: 01 May 2003
... that he couldn’t construct the texts without such assump- tions.24 The practice of the Athlone edition of Piers Plowman is correspond- ingly circular. Kane and Donaldson constructed their text on the basis of understandings about Langland’s habitual practices as a poet (one who prefers, for example...
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Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (1 May 2005) 35 (2): 187–216.
Published: 01 May 2005
... opportunity for the display and defi nition of secular priestly power. Th e imitatio clerici that Book to a Mother proposes has important affi nities with the forms of “lay clergie” that Fiona Somerset has traced in the works of contemporary authors including William Langland, John Trevisa, and...