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The Sin of Sloth:  Acedia in Medieval Thought and Literature.   Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1967.  Pp. xi + 269.

Verses in Sermons.  “Fasciculus Morum” and Its Middle English Poems.  The Mediae­val Academy of America Publications No. 87.  Cambridge, Massachu­setts: The Mediaeval Academy of America, 1978.  Pp. x + 234.

Summa virtutum de remediis anime, edited by Siegfried Wenzel.  The Chaucer Library.  Athens, Georgia: The University of Athens Press, 1984.  Pp.ix+373.

Preachers, Poets, and the Early English Lyric.  Princeton: Princeton  University Press, 1986.  Pp. xii + 272.

Fasciculus Morum, a Fourteenth-Century Preacher’s Handbook.   Edition and Translation by Siegfried Wenzel.  University Park and London: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 1989.  Pp. 756.

Macaronic Sermons: Bilingualism and Preaching in Late Medieval England.  Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press, 1994.

Latin Sermon Collections from Later Medieval England: Orthodox Preaching in the Age of Wyclif.  Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005.  Pp. xxiv + 713.

Preaching in the Age of Chaucer: Selected Sermons in Translation.  Trans. Siegfried Wenzel.  Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008.  Pp. xvii + 334.

Elucidations: Medieval Poetry and Its Religious Backgrounds.  Synthema 6. Louvain – Paris – Walpole, MA: Peeters, 2010.  Pp. xviii + 374.

The Art of Preaching: Five Medieval Texts and Translations.  Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2013.  Pp.xvii + 267.

Medieval Artes Praedicandi: A Synthesis of Scholastic Sermon Structure. Medieval Academy Books, No. 114. Toronto: Published for The Medieval Academy of America by University of Toronto Press, 2015. Pp. xxvii + 133.

Of Sins and Sermons. Synthema 10. Leuven – Paris – Bristol, CT: Peeters, 2015. Pp. xiv + 430.

The Sermons of William Peraldus: An Appraisal. Sermo 13. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols, 2017. Pp. xii + 217.

Beyond the Sermo modernus. Sermon Form in Early Fifteenth-Century England. Studies and Texts 222.  Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2021. Pp. xii + 282.

Editor.  Medieval and Renaissance Studies.  Proceedings of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renaissance Studies, Summer 1975.  Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 1978.  Pp. viii + 133.

Editor, with Larry D. Benson.  The Wisdom of Poetry.  Essays in Early English Literature in honor of Morton W. Bloomfield.  Medieval Institute Publi­cations.  Kalamazoo, Michigan: Western Michigan University Press, 1982.  Pp. 314.

Editor, with Stephen G. Nichols.  The Whole Book: Cultural Perspectives on the Medieval Miscellany.  Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1996.  Pp. 188.


Printed Lecture

“Monastic Preaching in the Age of Chaucer.”  The Morton W. Bloomfield Lectures on Medieval English Literature, III.  Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University Press, 1993.  Pp. 29.  Reprinted in The Morton W. Bloomfield Lectures, 1989-2005, ed. Daniel Donaghue, James Simpson, and Nicholas Watson.  Medieval Institute Publications.  Kalamazoo, MI: Western Michigan University, 2010.  Pp. 42-64.



* = reprinted in Elucidations, 2010.

+ = reprinted in Of Sins and Sermons, 2015.


“A ‘brincadeira’ dos caboclos de Barra Velha,” Logos.  Revista Cultural do Centro Academico da Faculdade de Filosofia da Universidade do Parana, 7.16 (1952), 46-51.

*”Petrarch’s Accidia,” Studies in the Renaissance, 8 (1961), 36-48.  Translated into German by Christiane Fisher, in Petrarca, ed. August Buck, Wege der Forschung CCCLIII (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1976), pp. 349-366.

“Sloth in Middle English Devotional Literature,” Anglia, 79 (1962), 287-318.

Akedia.  Additions to Lampe’s Patristic Greek Lexicon,” Vigiliae Christia­nae, 17 (1963), 173-176.

*”Chaucer’s Troilus of Book IV,” PMLA, 79 (1964), 542-547.

*”Dante’s Rationale for the Seven Deadly Sins (Purgatorio XVII),” MLR, 60 (1965), 529-533.

Acedia: 700-1200,” Traditio, 22 (1966), 73-102.

*”The Three Enemies of Man,” Mediaeval Studies, 29 (1967), 47-66.

+”The Seven Deadly Sins:  Some Problems of Research,” Speculum, 43 (1968), 1-22.

*”Two Notes on Chaucer and Grosseteste,” Notes and Queries, N.S., 17 (1970), 449-451.

“Robert Grosseteste’s Treatise on Confession, ‘Deus est’,” Franciscan Studies, 30 (1970), 218-293.

*”A Latin Miracle With Middle English Verses,” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 72 (1971), 77-85.

“The Source for the Remedia of the Parson’s Tale,” Traditio, 27 (1971), 433-453.

*”The Pilgrimage of Life as a Late Medieval Genre,” Mediaeval Studies, 35 (1973), 370-388.

*”The Moor Maiden–A Contemporary View,” Speculum, 49 (1974), 69-74.

“The Source of Chaucer’s Seven Deadly Sins,” Traditio, 30 (1974), 351-378.

“Unrecorded Middle-English Verses,” Anglia, 92 (1974), 55-78.

“The English Verses in the Fasciculus morum,” in Chaucer and Middle English Studies in Honour of Rossell Hope Robbins, ed. Beryl Rowland (London: George Allen and Unwin, Ltd., 1974), pp. 230-248.

*”The ‘Gay’ Carol and Exemplum,” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen, 77 (1976), 85-91.

*[20] “Chaucer and the Language of Contemporary Preaching,” Studies in Philology, 73 (1976), 138-161.

“Vices, Virtues, and Popular Preaching,” in Medieval and Renaissance Studies.  Proceedings of the Southeastern Institute of Medieval and Renais­sance Studies, Summer 1974, ed. Dale B. J. Randall (Durham, N.C.: Duke Universi­ty Press, 1976), pp. 28-54.

*”Mum and the Sothsegger, lines 421-422,” English Language Notes, 14 (1976), 87-90.

*”An Early Reference to a Corpus Christi Play,” Modern Philology, 74 (1977), 390-394.

*”The Joyous Art of Preaching; or, the Preacher and the Fabliau,” Anglia, 97 (1979), 304-325.

*”St. Erkenwald and the Uncorrupted Body,” Notes and Queries, N.S. 28 (1981), 13-14.

*”Chaucer’s Parson’s Tale: ‘Every Tales Strengthe’,” in Europäische Lehrdich­tung.  Festschrift für Walter Naumann zum 70. Geburtstag, ed. Hans Gerd Rötzer and Herbert Walz (Darmstadt: Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1981), pp. 86-98.

*”The Wisdom of the Fool,” in The Wisdom of Poetry.  Essays in Early English Literature in honor of Morton W. Bloomfield, ed. Larry D. Benson and Siegfried Wenzel (Kalamazoo, Michigan: Western Michigan University Press, 1982), pp. 225-240, 307-314.

“Pestilence and Middle English Literature: Friar John Grimestone’s Poems on Death,” in The Black Death.  The Impact of the Fourteenth-Century Plague.  Papers of the Eleventh Annual Conference of the Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, ed. Daniel Williman (Binghamton, N.Y.: Center for Medieval and Early Renaissance Studies, 1982), pp. 131-159.

*”Notes on the Parson’s Tale,” The Chaucer Review, 16 (1982), 237-256.

*[30]”A New Occurrence of an English Poem from the Red Book of Ossory,” Notes and Queries, N.S. 30 (1983), 105-108.

*”Medieval Sermons and the Study of Literature,” in Medieval and Pseudo-Medieval Literature.  The J. A. W. Bennett Memorial Lectures Perugia, 1982-1983, ed. Piero Boitani and Anna Torti (Tübingen: Gunter Narr Verlag; Cambridge, D. S. Brewer, 1984), pp. 19-32.

*”Poets, Preachers, and the Plight of Literary Critics,” Speculum, 60 (1985), 343-363.

Contributor, Larry D. Benson (gen. ed.), The Riverside Chaucer, third edition (Boston, 1986): explanatory notes on the Parson’s Por­trait (GP) and on Fragment X (ParsProl, ParsTale, Retr), pp. 819, 954-965.

“Medieval Sermons,” in A Companion to “Piers Plowman,” ed. John A. Alford (Berkeley: University of California Press, 1988), pp. 155-172.

*”Somer Game and Sermon References to a Corpus Christi Play,” MP, 86 (1989), 274-283.

*”Chaucer’s Pardoner and His Relics,” Studies in the Age of Chaucer, 11 (1989), 37-41.

“Reflections on (New) Philology,” Speculum 65 (1990), 11-18.

“John de Grimestone,” Lexikon des Mittelalters, vol. J (München/Zürich: Artemis Verlag, 1990), col. 610.

“The Middle English Lexicon: Help from the Pulpit,” in Words, Texts, and Manuscripts: Studies in Anglo-Saxon Culture Presented to Helmut Gneuss on the Occasion of his Sixty-Fifth Birthday, ed. Michael Korhammer, Karl Reichl, and Hans Sauer (Woodbridge, Suffolk: Derek Brewer, 1992), pp. 467-76.

+”The Continuing Life of William Peraldus’s Summa vitiorum,” in Ad litteram.  Authoritative Texts and Their Medieval Readers, ed. Mark D. Jordan and Kent Emery, Jr. (Notre Dame and London, 1992), pp. 135-63.

[See under “Printed Lecture,” above]

+[40] “Academic Sermons at Oxford in the Early Fifteenth Century,” Speculum 70 (1995): 305-29.

*”The Classics in Late-Medieval Preaching,” in Andries Welkenhuysen, Herman Braet, and Werner Verbeke, eds., Mediaeval Antiquity (Leuven: Leuven University Press, 1995), pp. 127-43.

+”A Sermon in Praise of Philosophy,” Traditio 50 (1995), 249-59.

*”Another Analogue to the Pardoner’s Tale,” Notes and Queries 241.2 (1996): 134-6.

*“Langland’s Troianus,” Yearbook of Langland Studies 10 (1996): 181-5.

+”Sermon Collections and Their Taxonomy,” in Stephen G. Nichols and Siegfried Wenzel, eds., The Whole Book: Cultural Perspectives on the Medieval Miscellany (Ann Arbor: The University of Michigan Press, 1996), pp. 7-21.+”A Sermon Repertory from Cambridge University,” History of Universities 14 (1995/96): 43-67.

+”A New Version of Wyclif’s Sermones Quadraginta,” The Journal of Theological Studies 49 (1998): 155-61.

“The Dominican Presence in Middle English Literature,” in Kent Emery, Jr., and Joseph Wawrykow, eds., Christ Among the Medieval Dominicans: Representations of Christ in the Texts and Images of the Order of Preachers.  Notre Dame Conferences in Medieval Studies 7 (Notre Dame, IN, 1998), pp. 315-31.

+”Robert Lychlade’s Oxford Sermon of 1395,” Traditio 53 (1998): 203-30.

+”A Dominican Preacher’s Book from Oxford,” Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum 68 (1998): 177-203.

*”Why the Monk,” in Peter S.Baker and Nicholas Howe, eds., Words and Works: Studies in Medieval English Language and Literature in Honour of Fred C. Robinson (Toronto, 1998), pp. 261-9.

+“Preaching the Saints in Chaucer’s England,” in Susan J. Ridyard, ed., Earthly Love, Spiritual Love, Love of the Saints, Sewanee Medieval Studies 8 (Sewanee, 1999), 45-68.

+”Saints and the Language of Praise,” in Susan J. Ridyard, ed., Earthly Love, Spiritual Love, Love of the Saints, Sewanee Medieval Studies 8 (Sewanee, 1999), 69-87.

“The Parson’s Tale in Current Literary Studies,” in David Raybin and Linda Tarte Holley, eds., Closure in “The Canterbury Tales”: The Role of the Parson’s Tale, Medieval Institute Publications, Studies in Medieval Culture XLI (Kalamazoo, Michigan, 2000), pp. 1-10.

*”Eli and His Sons,” YLS 13 (1999), 137-52.

“The Arts of Preaching,” in Alastair Minnis and Ian Johnson, eds., The Middle Ages, vol. 2 of The Cambridge History of Literary Critism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2005), pp. 84-96.

+”Preaching the Seven Deadly Sins,” in In the Garden of Evil: The Vices and Culture in the Middle Ages, ed. Richard Newhauser (Toronto: PIMS, 2005), pp. 145-169.

+“French Proverbs from the Mouths of English Preachers?” in “Contez me tout.” Mélanges de langue et de littérature médiévales offerts à Herman Braet, ed. Catherine Bel, Pascale Dumont, and Frank Willaert.  La République des Lettres 28 (Louvain/Paris/Dudley, MA: Éditions Peeters, 2006), pp. 543-55.

+“Two Sermons for St. Dominic,” Bulletin de Philosophie Médiévale 48 (2006), 83-100.

+“Fishacre’s Sermon Oeuvre,” Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum 76 (2006), 5-29.

+[60] “Bromyard’s Other Handbook: Canon and Civil Law for Preachers,” Studies in Medieval and Renaissance History, Third Series, 6 (2009): 93-123.

+“A Dominican (?) Ars Praedicandi in Sermon Form,” Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum 78 (2008), 51-78.

“Curiosities from a Sermon Book,” in The Study of Medieval Manuscripts of England: Festschrift in Honor of Richard W. Pfaff, eds. George Hardin Brown and Linda Ehrsam Voigts (Tempa, AZ: Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, 2010), pp. 349-357.

“A Note on Collatio in Late-Medieval Preaching,” in Swedish Students at the University of Vienna in the Middle Ages, eds. Olle Ferm and Erika Kihlman (Stockholm: Centre for Medieval Studies, Stockholm University, 2011), pp. 235-243.

“Ovid from the Pulpit,” in Ovid in the Middle Ages, ed. James G. Clark, Frank T. Coulson, and Kathryn L. McKinley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011), pp. 160-176.

“The Use of the Bible in Preaching,” in The New Cambridge History of the Bible. Vol. 1: From 600 to 1450, eds. Richard Marsden and B. Ann Matter (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 680-692.

“The Appearance of Artes praedicandi in Medieval Manuscripts,” in Medieval Manuscript Miscellanies: Composition, Authorship, Use.  Eds. Lucie Doležalová and Kimberley Rivers. Medium Aevum Quotidianum Sonderband 31 (Krems, Austria, 2013), pp. 102-111.

“John Lathbury’s Commentary on Lamentations and the Alphabetum morale,” The Journal of Theological Studies 68/1 (2017): 172-177.

Distinctiones and Sermons: The Distincciones Lathbury (Alphabetum morale) and Other Collections in Fourteenth-Century England,” Mediaeval Studies 78 (2016): 181-202.

Memorial for Richard W. Pfaff, with Jaroslav Folda and Linda Voigts. Speculum

“Reminiscences of Margaret Jennings,” in “I am myn owene woman, wel at ese.” In Memory of Margaret Jennings (Leuven-Paris-Bristol, CT: Peeters, 2017), pp. 19-20.

“Preaching the Ordo iudicii,” in From Learning to Love. Schools, Law, and Pastoral Care in the Middle Ages. Essays in Honour of Joseph W. Goering, ed. Tristan Sharp with Isabelle Cochelin, Greti Dinkova-Bruun, Abigail Firey, and Giulio Silano. Papers in Mediaeval Studies 20 (Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 2017), pp. 458-470.

“The Popularity of Robert Holcot’s Sermons: Dic vt lapides isti panes fiant,” Mediaeval Studies 79 (2017): 67-129.

“The Work Called Congesta and Fifteenth-Century English Theology,” Traditio 73 (2018): 291-319.

‟Early Excerpts from the Imitatio Christi,Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique 114 (2019): 377-388.

“A Note on the Sermons of Robert Holcot, OP,” Archivum Fratrum Praedicatorum, nova series, 4 (2019): 121-141.

“Wimbledon’s Sermon and Its Latin Surroundings,” Mediaeval Studies 81 (2019): 171-241.

“The Three Enemies of Man: An Unlisted Sermon in Middle English,” Medium Aevum 89.1 (2021): 51-69.

“Alkerton’s Sermon on Amice, ascende superius,” Mediaeval Studies 83 (2021): 1-25.

“A Niote on the Speculum sacerdotale and Its Sources,” Mediaeval Studies 83 (2021): 303-316.

“John Dygon and the Ars moriendi,” Revue d’histoire ecclésiastique  (2021): 729-744.

“Latin Sermons for the Feast of Corpus Christi in Medieval England,” Medieval Sermon Studies 66 (2022): 44-51.

“Lexical Doublets (Binomials) in Sermons from Late Medieval England,” Neuphilologische Mitteilungen 123 (2022): 158-170.