The International Hoccleve Society is devoted to promoting scholarship on the late-medieval poet Thomas Hoccleve, provoking innovative research into the poet, and providing a community for Hoccleve scholars.

The Society was formed at Kalamazoo 2011. Its current organizational committee comprises the following members and roles:

Director: Ruen-chuan Ma, Utah Valley University

Asst. Director: Sebastian Langdell, Baylor University

Kalamazoo 2020 Organizer: Arwen Taylor, Arkansas Tech University

Webmaster: Spencer Strub, Harvard University

Bibliographer: Helen Hickey, University of Melbourne

Social Media Editors: Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Eastern Connecticut State University, (Twitter: @THoccleve, and other character Hoccleve feeds); Helen Hickey (Twitter: @HoccleveSociety); Elon Lang, University of Texas at Austin (Facebook: Hoccleve Society)

Newsletter Editor: Amanda Walling, University of Hartford

Special Projects Coordinator: Jenni Nuttall, Oxford University; David Watt, University of Manitoba

Adviser(s): Aditi Nafde, Newcastle University; Amanda Walling

The society hosts organizational meetings at least twice a year via Skype (email the Director if you’d like to participate!) We have sponsored paper sessions at the ICMS in Kalamazoo since 2011. The most recent was at ICMS 2019, co-organized with the International Piers Plowman Society.

We also publish an annual(ish) newsletter, continue to improve the Hoccleve Bibliography, and we provide support for the Hoccleve Archive that hosts a host of resources for the study of Hoccleve’s poetry, lexicon, and textual history (including collaborative edition of Hoccleve’s Regiment of Princes). IHS promotes “Hoccleve Recovery Day” every 1 November via social media (#Hoccleve).

You can find the Society’s constitution here (PDF will open in Google Drive). For more information on membership and the society’s goals, projects, and activities, or to join our mailing list please email hocclevesociety[at]gmail[dot]com.

Affiliated Projects

The Hoccleve Archive Project, Elon Lang, General Editor (Contact: emlang@austin.utexas.edu )

Late Medieval English Scribes Project

The Hoccleve Society’s logo was designed by Elizabeth Kempf.


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