Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Ian Cornelius

Title/s:  Edward L. Surtz, S. J., Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Medieval English Literature

Office #:  Crown Center 447

Phone: 82784


External Webpage: http://www.iancornelius.com/

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Research Interests

Alliterative poetry, Piers Plowman, Boethius’ Consolation of Philosophy, medieval grammar and rhetoric, poetic form, reception history. 

Selected Publications

Selected Publications:

“An Edition of the Archetype of Piers Plowman B.” Review essay, forthcoming in the Yearbook of Langland Studies, vol. 32.

Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter. Cambridge University Press, 2017.

“Grammars and Rhetorics.” In The Encyclopedia of Medieval Literature in Britain. Edited by Siân Echard and Richard Rouse. John Wiley & Sons, 2017.

“Boethius’ Consolatio philosophiae,” in The Oxford History of Classical Reception in English Literature, vol. 1: The Middle Ages. Edited by Rita Copeland. Oxford Univ. Press, 2016, pp. 269-98.

“Gower and the Peasants’ Revolt.” Representations, vol. 131, Summer 2015, pp. 22-51.

Passus secundus de Dobest: On the Genesis of a Rubric in the Archetype of Piers Plowman B.” Medium Ævum, vol. 84, no.1, 2015, pp. 1-15.

“The Rhetoric of Advancement: Ars dictaminis, Cursus, and Clerical Careerism in Late Medieval England.” New Medieval Literatures, vol. 12, 2010, pp. 289-330. 

Work in Progress:

Current projects include an essay on Middle English lyric, an edition (with James Eric Ensley) of Takamiya MS 23 for the Piers Plowman Electronic Archive, and studies of two English translations of the Consolation of Philosophy: John Walton’s versification (c. 1410), and George Colville’s 1556 prose rendering.