Category Archive: 'News'

2017-18 Anne Middleton Book Prize Winner

The winner of the 2017-18 Anne Middleton Book Prize is Curtis A. Gruenler, Professor of English at Hope College, for Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology (University of Notre Dame Press, 2017). Curtis Gruenler’s Piers Plowman and the Poetics of Enigma: Riddles, Rhetoric, and Theology is an astonishingly broad-ranging and erudite survey of all [more]

2015-16 Anne Middleton Book Prize Winner

The winner of the 2015-16 Anne Middleton Book Prize is  Rebecca A. Davis, Associate Professor of English at the University of California, Irvine, for Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature (Oxford University Press, 2016). Rebecca Davis’s Piers Plowman and the Books of Nature is a work of impressive originality and learning that brings to bear on [more]

IPPS 2019 Miami Conference

Seventh International Piers Plowman Conference, 4-6 April 2019 will be held in Miami, Florida. Co-convenors are Tom Goodmann (U of Miami) and Heather Blatt (Florida International University), whose respective institutions will be our co-hosts. The Call For Papers is now open!

Call for papers for YLS 2019 Edition

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 [more]

2017 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize Winner

Congratulations to Rosemary O’Neill, winner of the 2017 Van Courtlandt Elliott Prize of the Medieval Academy for her essay “Counting Sheep in the C Text of Piers Plowman,” The Yearbook of Langland Studies 29 (2015), 89-116.

IPPS Kalamazoo 2018 Sponsorship

The IPPS is sponsoring or co-sponsoring five sessions at Kalamazoo 2018. Bring on your proposals! Please contact the organizers directly with questions and proposals; contact information is in the official WMU cfp And please share widely! 1). Twenty-First Century Piers: Reading Piers Plowman with Contemporary Theory (A Roundtable) Organizers: Justin Barker, Dana Roders, and [more]

Fair Field Exhibition at the National Poetry Library, London

Conceived and produced by multi-award-winning arts company Penned in the Margins, Fair Field re-imagines Piers Plowman for the twenty-first century through site-responsive performances (Ledbury and London, U.K.), an exhibition at the National Poetry Library, London, educational workshops and more. Fair Field invites you to enter the psychedelic dreamscape of Piers Plowman — to explore a [more]

Anne Middleton Book Prize

The IPPS is delighted to announce the Anne Middleton Book Prize, to be awarded to the best book, published over a two-year period, substantively concerned with the literary, historical, religious, intellectual, textual-codicological, and critical contexts of Piers Plowman and related poetry and prose in the traditions of didactic and allegorical alliterative writing. “Book” refers to a substantial [more]

Langland Study Day

Langland Study Day, Worcester Cathedral, 19 September 2015 The IPPS and Worcester Cathedral co-sponsored a Langland Study Day on 19 September 2015, with speakers discussing Langland and his poem and medieval life, literature, and music. IPPS members Peter Sutton, A. V. C. Schmidt, and Lawrence Warner were on the program:

Sixth IPPS Conference

Sixth International Piers Plowman Conference, 23-26 July 2015 Many thanks to the organizers of the terrific conference in Seattle, especially Mí?eál Vaughan and his colleagues at the University of Washington! The Prize for Best Graduate Student Paper — free access to a selection of Brepols journals (Viator, New Medieval Literatures) plus membership in the IPPS [more]