Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

9/1/2008 - 8/31/2010

Funding Totals

$100,000.00 (approved)
$100,000.00 (awarded)

Piers Plowman Electronic Archive

FAIN: RQ-50354-08

University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA 22903-4833)
Hoyt N. Duggan (Project Director: November 2007 to March 2011)

Continued development of the B critical edition and completion of an archetypal text, as well as completion of documentary editions of A and C manuscripts. (24 months)

We propose to continue the development of the /Piers Plowman Electronic Archive/, specifically to complete and publish our edition of the archetypal text (the putative lost manuscript from which all extant witnesses have descended), to continue development of the critical edition of the *B* version of /Piers Plowman/, and to prepare further documentary and color facsimile editions of the remaining *A* and C manuscripts. The latter will serve as the bases for the archetypal and critical editions of the *A* and *C* versions.