The Yearbook of Langland Studies (YLS)
Yearbook of Langland Studies
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. Each volume — including essays, notes and interviews, reviews, and an 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, as well as with the historical, religious, intellectual, and codicological 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Books for review should be sent to any of the editors. Please do not hesitate to contact the editors with questions if you are considering a submission.
Individuals may subscribe to YLS by joining the International Piers Plowman Society; please see the Membership page for details. Institutions should contact Brepols. Note that the institutional subscriptions to YLS provided by Brepols now include access to an electronic version of the journal, including back volumes; please encourage your home institution to subscribe and choose the e-journal option if they have not already done so. Hardcopies of volumes 1-19 are also available from Medieval Institute Publications. The annual annotated bibliography is freely available, and fully searchable, on this site.
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 email@example.com by August 1, 2018. Please contact the journal with any questions.
Stephen A. Barney, Emeritus, University of California, Irvine
Michael Calabrese, California State University, Los Angeles
Andrew Cole, Princeton University
Rita Copeland, University of Pennsylvania
Isabel Davis, Birkbeck, University of London
Andrew Galloway, Cornell University
Alexandra Gillespie, University of Toronto
Simon Horobin, Magdalen College, University of Oxford
Traugott Lawler, Emeritus, Yale University
Jill Mann, University of Notre Dame and Girton College, University of Cambridge
Linne R. Mooney, University of York
Ad Putter, University of Bristol
Elizabeth Robertson, University of Glasgow
Wendy Scase, University of Birmingham
Vance Smith, Princeton University
Thorlac Turville-Petre, Emeritus, University of Nottingham
Nicholas Watson, Harvard University
Nicolette Zeeman, King’s College, University of Cambridge