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
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). Annualy, IHS promotes “Hoccleve Recovery Day,” on 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.
The Hoccleve Archive Project, Elon Lang, General Editor (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org )
The Hoccleve Society’s logo was designed by Elizabeth Kempf.