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Indiana University Bloomington

Lawrence M. Clopper

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Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., Ohio State University, 1969

Research Interests

Medieval literature, culture, and intellectual history. Middle English and early modern drama. Franciscans, Lollards, Langland and the Gawain-Poet.


Selected Publications

Drama, Play and Game: English Festive Culture in the Medieval and Early Modern Period. University of Chicago Press, 2001.

"Songes of Rechelesnesse": Langland and the Franciscans. University of Michigan Press, 1997.

The Dramatic Records of Chester, 1399-1642. Records of Early English Drama. University of Toronto Press, 1979.

"English Drama: From Ungodly Ludi to Sacred Play," in The Cambridge History of Medieval English Literature, ed. David Wallace (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998), pp. 739-66.

"The Engaged Spectator: Langland and Chaucer on Civic Spectacle and the Theatrum," Studies in the Age of Chaucer 22 (2000).

"The God of the Gawain-Poet," Modern Philology 94 (1996): 1-18.


Selected Honors and Awards

John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship, 1994-95.

Director (with Barbara Hanawalt), National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Seminar for College Teachers, 1985.

Research Grant, the National Endowment for the Humanities, 1976-77.

Grants from the American Council of Learned Societies (1988, 1974), the National Endowment for the Humanities (1986, 1972), the American Philosophical Society (1978, 1975), and Indiana University (1989, 1985).


Professional Activities

Director, Medieval Studies Institute, Indiana University, 1991-94, 1995-98.

President, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society, 1994-98.

Vice-President, Medieval and Renaissance Drama Society, 1990-94.

Editorial Board, Early Drama, 1996-

Advisory Board, Records of Early English Drama, University of Toronto, 1975-