Middle English literature, the history of the book, theories of textual editing
Michael Johnston completed his BA in English at John Carroll University in 2000, his M.Litt. in Mediaeval English at the University of St Andrews (Scotland) in 2001, and his Ph.D. at The Ohio State University in 2007. His first book, Romance and the Gentry in Late Medieval England, is forthcoming from Oxford University Press.He has recently published articles in Neophilologus, the Yearbook of Langland Studies, and Viator. He edited a special volume on teaching the history of the book for Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, and he is editing (along with Susanna Fein) a forthcoming collection of essays entitled Robert Thornton and His Books: Essays on the Lincoln and London Thornton Manuscripts (York Medieval Press). Mike's research and teaching interests include medieval romance, Piers Plowman,late medieval manuscript culture, and the history of the book.