IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 108: Religion and Ploughman Texts

Monday 10 July 2006, 11.15-12.45

Organisers:Mary Carr, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Annemarie Thijms, Trinity College Dublin
Moderator/Chair:Darragh Greene, Trinity College Dublin
Paper 108-aProphetic Preaching in Piers Plowman
(Language: English)
Mary Carr, Balliol College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Paper 108-bRobert Crowley and the Ploughman Tradition in the Early English Reformation
(Language: English)
Anthony Wade Razzi, Merton College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Paper 108-cThe Relationship between Priest and Ploughman in Early Tudor Literature
(Language: English)
Annemarie Thijms, Trinity College Dublin
Index terms: Language and Literature - Middle English, Religious Life
Abstract

This session deals with a wide range of ploughman texts in the English language from the medieval period to the early Tudor period. All papers focus on religious issues within one or more ploughman texts. Langland’s use of prophetic preaching is the topic for the first paper. The second paper deals with the writings of Robert Crowley in relation to the Reformation, and the third paper will look at the complex relationship between the priest and the ploughman.