College of Arts and Sciences


Picture of Elaine TreharneElaine Treharne co-directs the Center for Medieval and Early Modern Studies as well as the NEH Project 'Global Currents: Cultures of Literary Networks, 1050 to 1900', and directs Stanford TexT, a Text Technologies initiative investigating the intentionality, materiality and functionality of all forms of textual communication. She has published more than two dozen books and fifty articles, generally focused on Medieval Literature and Manuscript Studies, such as Living Through Conquest: The Politics of Early English, 1020 to 1220 (OUP, 2012), and The Production and Use of English (Brepols, 2013 with Orietta Da Rold, et al.). Elaine is currently finishing the Very Short Introduction to Medieval Literature for OUP, and The Sensual Book, 500 to 1500, and the Cambridge Companion to Medieval British Manuscripts. Ida Beam Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa, an American Philosophical Society Franklin Fellow, and a Princeton Procter Fellow, Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries; a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society; and an Honorary Fellow of the English Association (and its former Chair and President); a member of the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists (and a former second Vice-President), and Secretary for the Executive Committee of the MLA's Old English Forum, and a member of the MLA's Prize Committee. She serves as Medieval Editor for Review of English Studies, and for the OUP Oxford Bibliographies Online British and Irish Literature initiative.

Picture of Lindy BradyLindy Brady is an Assistant Professor of Old English at the University of Mississippi, where her research and teaching interests include Anglo-Saxon, insular Latin, Old Irish, Middle Welsh, and Old Norse languages and literatures. During the 2015-16 academic year, she is the A.W. Mellon Junior Faculty Fellow at the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, where she is finishing her first book, Writing the Welsh Borderlands in Anglo-Saxon England (Manchester University Press).


Picture of Boyda JohnstoneBoyda Johnstone is a doctoral candidate in late-medieval literature and manuscripts at Fordham University. She has published articles and reviews on devotional practices, drama, and illustrations, and has presented her work at various conferences, including the New Chaucer Society, the Congress on Medieval Studies at Kalamazoo, and the International Congress in Leeds, England. Her dissertation, "Immersive Reading: Dreamers and Their Books in Late Medieval England," examines the groundswell of interest in dreams and visions between the thirteenth and fifteenth centuries in England.


Picture of Jessica HendersonJessica Henderson is a PhD Candidate at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto. Her thesis studies Middle English medical verse and the manuscripts these texts are contained in. She also is involved in several collaborative projects such as The Henry Daniel Project, John Stow’s Medieval Books, Matthew Parker’s Printed Books and English Manuscript Rolls: A Collaborative Digitization Project, which require her to use her traditional archival research skills in combination with innovative digital approaches.


Picture of Joshua Byron SmithJoshua Byron Smith is an Assistant Professor of English and the Associate Director of the Medieval and Renaissance Studies Program at the University of Arkansas. His research concerns the multilingual literary culture of high medieval Britain, with particular attention to Latin, Anglo-Norman French, Old and Middle English, and Welsh. He is especially interested in discovering networks of textual exchange between Wales and England, and in studying the English-language writing of the long-twelfth century (c.1066-1215). Professor Smith’s research also extends to Welsh-language material in North America. Overall, his research argues for a vision of medieval British literature that is diverse, transnational, and resolutely multilingual. He is currently a Mellon Fellow in Critical Bibliography at the Rare Book School. 

Sponsored by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School; Office of Academic Affairs; College of Arts and Sciences; and Department of English and Linguistics