||Lydgate's uneasy syntax / Phillipa Hardman -- Lydgate's laureate pose / Robert J. Meyer-Lee -- Lydgate's poetics : laureation and domesticity in the Temple of glass / Larry Scanlon -- Propaganda, intentionality, and the Lancastrian Lydgate / Scott-Morgan Straker -- "For al my body . . . weieth nat an unce" : empty poets and rhetorical weight in Lydgate's Churl and the Bird / James Simpson -- Civic Lydgate : the poet and London / C. David Benson -- The performance of the literary : Lydgate's mummings / Maura B. Nolan -- "Stable in study" : Lydgate's Fall of princes and Duke Humphrey's library / Jennifer Summit -- Lydgate, Hawes, and the science of rhetoric in the late Middle Ages / Rita Copeland -- "Hard is with seyntis for to make affray" : Lydgate the "poet-propagandist" as hagiographer / Fiona Somerset -- "Was it not routhe to se?" : Lydgate and the styles of martyrdom / Ruth Nisse.