Proto-Protestantism in Mediaeval English Literature
Through close analysis of the textual examples of criticism on the orders of the church (be it the legitimate clergy, the fraternal orders or the role pardoners/summoners) I aim to prove that the key complaints raised against religious institutions in the 'Reformation' of the sixteenth-century were prevalent complaints in Mediaeval Literature. Through study of Langland, Chaucer and the Piers Plowman Tradition I shall demonstrate how the key complaints of Luther had been fervently echoed in fourteenth-century England.
Supervisors: Dr Jodi-Anne George
First Degree: MA (Hons) in English, University of Dundee
Modules Taught: 2013-14
- She spak ful faire and fetisly: Madame Eglentyne and the Rule of St. Benedict: 10th Biennial ANZAMEMS Conference, University of Queensland, July 2015 (Brisbane)
- If gold ruste, what shal iren do: The Mediaeval Theological Problem of Lascivious Priests and Avaricious Clergy: EMREM Conference, University of Birmingham. 2013
- Lat Austyn haue his swynk: Doctrinal Unorthodoxy in the Middle Ages: EMREM Conference, University of Birmingham. 2014
- Authorship in the Middle Ages: Dundee University Graduate Conference 2013.
- Al was conscience, and tendre herte: Chaucer’s Prioress and the Rule of St. Benedict: Dundee University Graduate Conference 2014.
- William Morris and Mediaeval Literary Conventions: Dundee PG. Conference.
- Inter-pilgrim dialogue in Chaucer’s The Canterbury Tales: Dundee PG. Conference.
- Erroneous Additions to the Speght Chaucer (1602): Dundee PG. Conference.
- Performing the Anglo Saxon Elegies: SWIG Dundee 2013
- That porter of the gate is of delices: Chaucer’s Nuns and Gluttony Leeds IMC July 2016
With diuers additions: Chaucer in the Sixteenth Century AUTHORSHIP AND APPROPRIATION 8th and 9th April 2016, University of Dundee