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Warner, Lawrence 1968-

Overview
Works: 19 works in 49 publications in 2 languages and 1,484 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Manuscripts  Handbooks and manuals  Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor
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Most widely held works by Lawrence Warner
The myth of Piers Plowman : constructing a medieval literary archive by Lawrence Warner( )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Addressing the history of the production and reception of the great medieval poem, Piers Plowman, Lawrence Warner reveals the many ways in which scholars, editors and critics over the centuries created their own speculative narratives about the poem, which gradually came to be regarded as factually true. Warner begins by considering the possibility that Langland wrote a romance about a werewolf and bear-suited lovers, and he goes on to explore the methods of the poem's localization, and medieval readers' particular interest in its Latinity. Warner shows that the 'Protestant Piers' was a reaction against the poem's oral mode of transmission, reveals the extensive eighteenth-century textual scholarship on the poem by figures including the maligned Chaucer editor John Urry, and contextualizes its first modernization by a literary forger inspired by the 1790s Shakespeare controversies. This lively account of Piers Plowman challenges the way the poem has traditionally been read and understood"--
The lost history of Piers Plowman : the earliest transmission of Langland's work by Lawrence Warner( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 475 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

According to received history, the poem exists in three distinct, chronological versions, the A, B, and C texts, with most scholars agreeing that Langland completed the B textùthe version most familiar to modern readersùaround 1377-78. Challenging much of the prevalent wisdom about the poem, Warner argues that the received B text is not an integral poem aligned with a single author but, rather, two groups of manuscripts, each of which, because of scribal activities, takes on varying amounts of what we now call C version matter. Through close textual analysis, he reveals that the B text is a conflation of an ur-B text with a collection of passages that belong to the C version of circa 1390, demonstrating that the circulation of the C text actually predates that of the B. --Book Jacket
Lost History of "Piers Plowman" by Lawrence Warner( )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaucer's scribes : London textual production, 1384-1432 by Lawrence Warner( )

5 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 2004 announcement that Chaucer's scribe had been discovered resulted in a paradigm shift in medieval studies. Adam Pynkhurst dominated the classroom, became a fictional character, and led to suggestions that this identification should prompt the abandonment of our understanding of the development of London English and acceptance that the clerks of the Guildhall were promoting vernacular literature as part of a concerted political program. In this meticulously researched study, Lawrence Warner challenges the narratives and conclusions of recent scholarship. In place of the accepted story, Warner provides a fresh, more nuanced one in which many more scribes, anonymous ones, worked in conditions we are only beginning to understand. Bringing to light new information, not least, hundreds of documents in the hand of one of the most important fifteenth-century scribes of Chaucer and Langland, this book represents an important intervention in the field of Middle English studies
Projections of Britain in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand : 1900-1950( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personality and handwriting : (a key to successful relationships) by Lawrence Warner( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MYTH OF PIERS PLOWMAN by Lawrence Warner( )

2 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Conduite en sécurité des plates-formes élévatrices mobiles de personnel : formation, évaluation by Michel Aumas( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in French and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The dark wood and the dark word in Dante's Commedia by Lawrence Warner( )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Christmas carols and other Christmas music : programme( Book )

1 edition published in 1945 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The Yearbook of Langland studies( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Woman is man's Babylon : Chaucer's "Nembrot" and the tyranny of enclosure in the "Nun's priest's tale" by Lawrence Warner( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Warner's writers' world( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

ANZAMEMS Adelaide 2007 : the University of Adelaide, 7-10 February by Australian and New Zealand Association for Medieval and Early Modern Studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Yearbook of langland studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cain, Nimrod, and the erotics of wandering in late-medieval narrative by Lawrence Warner( )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The medieval understanding of Cain, fratricide and "vagabond on the earth," and Nimrod, tyrannical giant and architect of the Tower of Babel, prompted the figuration of movement as an erotic act and the corollary figuration of sexuality as movement, a process I term "the erotics of wandering." Cain's vagrancy was consonant with the belief that his descendants' errant sodomy caused the Flood, and Nimrod's desire "to penetrate heaven beyond nature" contributed to the figuration of lechery as a form of illicit penetration. This dissertation examines such erotics in various categories aligned with "wandering," whether literal or metaphorical, that were associated with Cain or Nimrod. The Alliterative Morte Arthure presents Arthur as a new Nimrod whose crusade is inherently sodomitical; likewise, Dante's Ulysses exhorts his "brothers" to transgress sanctioned bounds on an anti-crusade, aligning him with the lustful of Purgatorio 26. The idea of genealogical "wandering" predominates in Abelard's Historia Calamitatum and Langland's Piers Plowman, which depict social outcasts as agents of frustration: Abelard's abandonment of his birthright and Cainite exile are metaphysical versions of his castration, and Langland's bastards and friars both descend from Cain and enact sodomitical lechery. Chaucer's Nun's Priest's Tale, in its engagement with the charged concepts of tyranny and scriptural translation, depicts "woman" and the peasantry in the context of Nimrodian confusion. Although in exploring such errancy these narratives attempt to displace sinfulness onto an "Other," whether it be the Muslims, sodomites, or friars, they are themselves implicated in the Cainite and Nimrodian erotics of wandering. For rhetoric itself, according to medieval thinkers, was a process of movement that entailed the risk of lecherous promiscuity or sodomitical transgression. Abelard's narrative circularity, for example, conflicts with Augustine's model of autobiographical progression; Piers Plowman, although it accuses the friars of exceeding divinely ordained measure, transgresses that very bound in its succession of genres and lack of structure; and Chaucer's program of displacement (epitomized by Chauntecleer's "Mulier est hominis confusio"), which registers in the context of debates over the translation of Latinate authority into the feminine vernacular, confirms his anxieties that his narratives "sownen into synne."
The yearbook of Langland studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The yearbook of Langland studies( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The William Langland home page by Lawrence Warner( Book )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a directory of online resources related to poet William Langland (c.1330-c.1400) and his work, primarily "Piers Plowman." (See Contents) Offers access to texts and images from "Piers Plowman," including facsimile reproductions of manuscript pages from a variety of manuscripts, as well as book reviews and articles on Langland. Provides access to information on political and social conditions in the Fourteenth Century. Links to Medieval resources
 
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The lost history of Piers Plowman : the earliest transmission of Langland's work Lost History of "Piers Plowman"
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Lost History of "Piers Plowman"Projections of Britain in the United States of America, Australia and New Zealand : 1900-1950Personality and handwriting : (a key to successful relationships)
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English (48)

French (1)