David K. Coley is Associate Professor of English at Simon Fraser University.
"Intriguing and oddly timely.... Like Barbara Tuchman's A
Distant Mirror (1978), Coley's well-researched book urges us to
sort out what's quiet in the chaos
amidst our own clear and present danger." --E. L. Risden, Speculum
"This is a bold book, replete with shimmering argument leading to daring conclusions. The book discusses plague writing in England as a kind of forgotten history. But Coley argues that by reading allusion and fiction attentively, irregular history becomes visible." --Helen Barr, author of Transporting Chaucer