Faculty Spotlight

Faculty Spotlight

Holly Johnson teaches courses in medieval English literature and specializes in late medieval sermons. Her recent volume, The Grammar of Good Friday: Macaronic Sermons of Late Medieval England (Turnhout: Brepols, 2012), offers a detailed study of Good Friday preaching and an edition with translation of five highly imaginative, rhetorically sophisticated macaronic (mixed Latin and Middle English) Good Friday sermons preached in late medieval England (c. 1350-1450). She is currently working on a study and edition with translation of the sermons of Master Robert Rypon, a Benedictine monk educated at Oxford who lived in Durham, England at the turn of the fifteenth century. Dr. Johnson is now preparing two volumes of selected sermons of Robert Rypon which will be part of the Dallas Medieval Texts and Translations series published by Peeters Publishers (Louvain, Belgium). Dr. Johnson was an Arts and Sciences HARPResearch Fellow, 2014, receiving a $2500 grant to do research in London and Durham, England. She also received the Outstanding Faculty Award from the Shackouls Honors College for 2014/2015.