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Boyda Johnstone

Boyda Johnstone
Graduate Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate, English 

Fordham University
441 East Fordham Road
Bronx, NY 10458
Dealy 547

Boyda Johnstone

University of Calgary, MA in English 
University of Calgary, BA (hon) in English

research Interest
Medieval dream vision texts; text-and-image relations; visual hermeneutics; manuscript studies.

Presentations at professional national or international conferences

“'Between heaven and earth': Satire and Spirituality in Middleton's The Puritan Widow.” Materiality of Devotion and Piety: Middle Ages and Beyond. Indiana Medieval Graduate Consortium Conference. Purdue University, Feb. 2013.  “In Defense of Poetry: The Privileging of Verse in a Fifteenth-Century Poetic Miscellany.” Insular Books: Vernacular Miscellanies in Late Medieval Britain. British Academy, London, England. June 2012.  “‘The vout of thy visage has wounded us all!’: Penetrative Gazing in the Alliterative Morte Arthur.” International Medieval Congress 2012. U of Leeds, England. July 2012.  “'Ther is doust for your drynke!’: Food Matters in the Middle English Siege of Jerusalem.” American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting. Brown U, Providence, RI. March 2012.  • “Reading Images, Drawing Texts: The Illustrated Abbey of the Holy Ghost in British Library MS Stowe 39.” Medieval Translator 2010: In Principio Fuit Interpres. Padova, Italy. July 26, 2010.

Related Professional Experience

President. Graduate English Association. Fordham U, 2011-2013.  Assistant Conference Organizer. Remembering, Forgetting, Imagining: The Practices of Memory. Fordham Graduate English Association conference, March 2013.  Editor. Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies.

Other awards, honors, and/or activities 

Summer Research Fellowship—Fordham Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 2012.

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