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Eleanor B Johnson

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Title Assistant Professor
Department English-Compar Lit
Email ebj2117@columbia.edu
Phone +1 212 854 0142
Address 602 Philosophy Hall
Mail Code: 4927
United States

B.A, Yale University (2001); M.A., University of California, Berkeley (2006); Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley (2009). Professor Johnson specializes in late medieval English prose and poetry, medieval poetics and philosophy, law and literature in the Middle Ages, early autobiography, and vernacular theology. She is finishing a book entitled Sensible Prose and the Sense of Meter: Boethian Prosimetrics in Fourteenth-Century England, concerning the literary-theoretical underpinnings of the efflorescence of prose and verse in late fourteenth-century England. She is also working on the medieval law of waste. Her recent works include an article on time and affect in The Cloud of Unknowing, forthcoming in the Journal for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Spring 2011); an essay on the logics of trespass and contract law in Troilus and Criseyde, forthcoming in a collection on Chaucer Studies from Oxford University Press (2011); and a new edition and facing-page translation of the 14th century poem Wynnere and Wastoure, forthcoming from Broadview Press. Two collections of her poetry, The Dwell (Scrambler Books) and Her Many Feathered Bones (Achiote Press) were published in 2009 and 2010.