Middle English literature, the history of the book, romance, Piers Plowman
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 just out from Oxford University Press. He has recently published articles in Viator, Journal of the Early Book Society, and Journal of English and Germanic Philology. He edited a special volume on teaching the history of the book for Studies in Medieval and Renaissance Teaching, as well as (along with Susanna Fein) a collection of essays entitled Robert Thornton and His Books: Essays on the Lincoln and London Thornton Manuscripts (York Medieval Press).