The Yearbook of Langland Studies (YLS)

Subscription Information

YLS is published by Brepols. From this point forward the International Piers Plowman Society will administer individual subscriptions (otherwise known as memberships), while Brepols will administer institutional subscriptions. This means that it will be important to let the Society (for now, any of the editors of YLS) know if you move or change email addresses so that you will not miss any issues of YLS.

Individuals – $35.00  |  Institutions – €60.00

Subscriptions:  Individuals can join by submitting their details on the PayPal link from the home page of this site; Institutions should contact Brepols. Note that the institutional subscription to YLS provided by Brepols now includes access to an electronic version of the journal, and this will soon include access to back-issues as well as the new volumes: please encourage your home institution to subscribe and choose the e-journal option if they have not already done so.

Back Volumes (through vol. 19): Back volumes of YLS (vols. 1-19) will continue to be available from Medieval Institute Publications:

Medieval Institute Publications
Western Michigan University
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5432



Call for Papers

The editors of the Yearbook of Langland Studies invite submissions to a cluster on personification for volume 33 (2019). In keeping with the journal’s broad interpretation of the scope of Langland Studies, we invite notes and essays which approach the topic from any angle, and which investigate either Piers Plowman itself or texts that are in some way relevant to or contiguous with its tradition. Submissions are due to by June 1, 2018. Please contact the journal with any questions.


Style Guide

Click HERE to download a pdf of the YLS style guide.


Editorial Information

The Yearbook of Langland Studies is the sole journal devoted to Piers Plowman and associated works. Since 1987, YLS has significantly shaped the expanding critical attention to the poem and its contexts. Each volume — including essays, debate, reviews, and annual annotated bibliography — offers access to the most significant and up-to-date scholarship on the poem and its literary, historical, codicological, and critical contexts. YLS welcomes articles and notes that deal with Piers Plowman and related poetry and prose in the traditions of didactic and allegorical alliterative writing, or with the historical, religious, intellectual, codicological, and critical contexts of these works. The ISSN is 0890-2917.

The editors are Alastair Bennett, Royal Holloway, University of London; Katharine Breen, Northwestern University; and Eric Weiskott, Boston College. Submissions, which should follow the style sheet, should be sent as attachments to Books for review should be sent to any of the editors.


Editorial Board

Stephen A. Barney, Emeritus, University of California, Irvine

John A. Burrow, Emeritus, University of Bristo

Andrew Cole, Princeton University

Andrew Galloway, Cornell University

Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto

Simon Horobin, Magdalen College, University of Oxford

Traugott Lawler, Yale University

Jill Mann, University of Notre Dame and Girton College, University of Cambridge

Linne R. Mooney, University of York

W. Mark Ormrod, University of York

Ad Putter, University of Bristol

Elizabeth Robertson, University of Glasgow

Wendy Scase, University of Birmingham

D. Vance Smith, Princeton University

Thorlac Turville-Petre, University of Nottingham

Nicholas Watson, Harvard University

Nicolette Zeeman, King’s College, University of Cambridge