The Piers Plowman Electronic Archive
The long-range goal of the Piers Plowman Electronic
Archive is the creation of a multi-level, hyper-textually
linked electronic archive of the textual tradition
of all three versions of the fourteenth-century
allegorical dream vision Piers Plowman. Go to http://piers.iath.virginia.edu/ for its web page. See Hoyt N. Duggan, with a contribution by Eugene
W. Lyman, "A Progress Report on the Piers
Plowman Electronic Archive," The Digital
Medievalist Spring 2005, at http://www.digitalmedievalist.org.
Marginalia in Piers Plowman B-Text Manuscripts
The hundreds of annotations in Piers Plowman manuscripts give us valuable insight into how medieval and early modern people copied, read, and treated their books. This project presents side-by-side the poem and the marginalia from twelve manuscripts and three early print editions of the B Text (the second of Langland’s three versions, and the most familiar to today’s readers). The purpose is to allow students of medieval literature, history, and culture—be they established scholars, undergraduates, or even amateur dabblers—to compare the annotations across the textual tradition and in context with the poem that they annotate. http://www.rarebookschool.org/fellowships/rbs-uva/index.html
Geographies of Orthodoxy: Mapping English Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ, 1350-1550
The Geographies of Orthodoxy project is the first large-scale, collaborative investigation of the cultural and literary impact of the English vernacular Pseudo-Bonaventuran Lives of Christ in the period between 1350 and 1550.
In the course of the project, the project team will be previewing research findings and responding to cognate research in the field, in the interests of extending collaboration and dialogue on English contemplative and religious writings in the period 1350-1550. Its co-directors are Professor John Thompson, Dr Stephen Kelly, Dr Ryan Perry, and Dr Ian Johnson. For more information go to http://www.qub.ac.uk/geographies-of-orthodoxy/discuss/.