Loyola University Chicago

Department of English


Ian Cornelius

Title/s: Edward L. Surtz, S. J., Professor of Medieval Literature and Culture
Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Medieval English Literature

Office #: Crown Center 447

Phone: 82784

E-mail: icornelius@luc.edu

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

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Reconstructing Alliterative Verse: The Pursuit of a Medieval Meter. Forthcoming from Cambridge University Press.

“Grammars and Rhetorics.” Forthcoming in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of British Medieval Literature.

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

“The Accentual Paradigm in Early English Metrics.” Journal of English and Germanic Philology 114.4 (October 2015): 459-81.

“Gower and the Peasants’ Revolt.” Representations 131 (Summer 2015): 22-51.

Passus secundus de Dobest: On the Genesis of a Rubric in the Archetype of Piers Plowman B.” Medium Ævum 84.1 (2015): 1-15.

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

Work in Progress

“Meter Matters: Middle English Lyrics in Sermons and in IMEV