Congratulations to PhD Candidate, Bard Swallow who has been awarded the CMS Publication Prize for Common Authorship and the “Anonymous of Calais”: Reassessing an Anglo-Latin Political Poem from the Fourteenth Century, which appeared in the Journal of Medieval Latin 33 (2023) pp. 89-118.
Bard's paper re-examines a fourteenth-century Anglo-Latin political poem last edited in the nineteenth century, known as the Cantica Leticie. Before providing a modern edition of the poem, the paper also addresses A.G. Rigg’s claim that a single author, whom he labels the “Anonymous of Calais,” is responsible for Cantica Leticie and a few other contemporary poems. It argues against Rigg’s common authorship claim from both codicological and internal stylistic evidence, concluding instead that the similarities Rigg notes point to a literary community rather than a single prolific poet.