Michael Johnston (NHC Fellow, 2020–21)

Project Title

The Reading Nation in the Age of Chaucer: English Books, 1350–1500

Purdue University

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Michael Johnston

Fellowship Work Summary, 2020–21

Michael Johnston drafted the final half of his book, Scribes and Readers: The Middle English Book, 1350–1500, which he submitted to the editors of Oxford Studies in Medieval Literature and Culture (Oxford University Press). As part of the drafting process, he excised three large portions of the book and is in the process of turning them into articles. He also submitted an article entitled “The Teaching of Writing in Late Medieval England” to Nottingham Medieval Studies. Finally, along with Derek Pearsall (emeritus, Harvard University) he submitted a proposal for an edited collection in honor of Susanna Fein, which will be published by Medieval Institute Publications/Walter de Gruyter in 2022.