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CALL FOR PAPERS – MIDDLE ENGLISH LITERARY WORKS
The Literary Encyclopedia at www.litencyc.com is looking for qualified writers to enhance its
coverage of Middle English Literature.

We are currently adding to the Encyclopedia’s range of major literary works themselves and a list of
required entries is given below. The list below is not comprehensive or final, and new proposals of
writers/works/context essays that are not currently listed in our database are also welcome.
However, we will prioritize articles on writers and works frequently studied in university courses,
and those that are highly topical and well-known. Given the variety of works that are needed, some
being more ‘major’ or ‘canonical’ than others, the advisory word length for each entry will vary and
guidance will be given when an offer of potential contribution is received.


All offers of contribution should come accompanied by an up-to-date CV and, in the case of doctoral
students who wish to offer a contribution, a short writing sample. Please also indicate in your offer
for which work(s) you would be interested in writing an article.

The overwhelming majority (about 90%) of our contributors are academic scholars, while the
remaining percentage is made up of highly endorsed doctoral students and independent
researchers. All contributions will be peer-reviewed.

More detailed information on the Encyclopedia – including its publishing model, editorial policies,
specific information for authors etc. – can be found on its homepage at www.litencyc.com, under
the ABOUT tab. In order to explore the kinds of content we publish please log in using the case-
sensitive username 'SpringGuest2017' and the password 'derekwalcott'.

We hope that you will wish to join us in this enterprise. If you wish to contribute, please contact one
of the volume editors for Medieval and Early Modern England, Dr Jamie McKinstry
(j.a.mckinstry@durham.ac.uk); or the managing editor, Dr Cristina Sandru
(cristinasandru@litencyc.com).

MIDDLE ENGLISH ROMANCES
Havelok the Dane
Sir Orfeo
Chevelere Assigne
Sir Cleges
Guy of Warwick
William of Palerne
Ipomadon
Ywain and Gawain
Sir Launfal
The Awyntyrs off Arthure
The Weddyng of Sir Gawain and Dame Ragnell
Gamelyn
King Horn
Lai le Fresne
Floris and Blancheflour
The Squire of Low Degree
The Tournament of Tottenham
Sir Gawain and the Carl of Carlyle
The Sege of Melayne
Emaré
Octavian
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Amis and Amiloun
Bevis of Hamtoun
Sir Degrevant
Sir Degaré
The Seige of Jerusalem

GAWAIN-POET WORKS
Cleanness

CHAUCERIAN WORKS
The Knight’s Tale
The Miller’s Tale
The Reeve’s Tale
The Man of Law’s Tale
The Summoner’s Tale
The Clerk’s Tale
The Merchant’s Tale
The Shipman’s Tale
The Prioress’s Tale
The Tale of Sir Thopas
The Tale of Melibee
The Monk’s Tale
The Canon Yeoman’s Tale
The Parson’s Tale
The House of Fame
Anelida and Arcite
The Parliament of Fowls
Boece
The Short Poems
A Treatise on the Astrolabe
The Romaunt of the Rose

THOMAS HOCCLEVE
The Series
Minor Verse

THOMAS MALORY
The Book of Sir Tristram de Lyones 

JOHN GOWER
Vox Clamantis

JOHN LYDGATE
The Floure of Curtsey
Reason and Sensuality
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A Complaynt of a Loveres Lyfe
The Temple of Glas
The Siege of Thebes
Troy Book

OTHER SIGNIFICANT MIDDLE ENGLISH WORKS
The Kingis Quair
The Floure and the Leafe
John Skelton’s Poetry
Sixteen Revelations of Divine Love (Julian of Norwich)
The Alliterative Morte Arthure
The Stanzaic Morte Arthure
The Owl and the Nightingale
Mystery Plays
Morality Plays
Everyman
Dame Sirith
The Land of Cokaygne
The Bestiary
The Cloud of Unknowing
Prik of Conscience
Winner and Wastour
Prose Merlin
Layamon’s Brut
Chronicon ex Chronicis
MS Harley 2253
Middle English Lyrics
The Mabinogion
The Simonie
The Cuckoo and the Nightingale
The Two Ways
The Testament of Love
St Erkenwald
Compound of Alchemy