Linne Mooney is our Professor of Medieval English Palaeography, and active in both the Department of English and Related Literature and the Centre for Medieval Studies, based at King's Manor.
Her research focuses on the dissemination of late medieval English literature in manuscript and early print. She has published numerous editions of medieval texts, collections of essays, and reference works, studies on computer applications to manuscript studies and medieval science; but her current research centres on late medieval English scribes, their identities, the places and conditions of their work, and their patrons.
In 2004 she won international acclaim for discovering the identity of the scribe, Adam Pinkhurst, who worked for Chaucer. She was PI for a major AHRC research grant for 2007-2011, together with Dr Simon Horobin (Oxford) to discover the identity of other scribes who made the first copies of Middle English literature in the late fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The results of this research on late medieval scribes is available on the website www.medievalscribes.com, launched in early 2011. Together with Prof. Daniel Mosser of Virginia Tech and Dr Elizabeth Solopova of Oxford, Professor Mooney is preparing a web-based searchable index of Middle English Verse, the iMEV, currently available as work in progress at http://www.cddc.vt.edu/host/imev/.
One of three officers of the Early Book Society, Professor Mooney is associate editor of The Journal of the Early Book Society.
Linne Mooney's research interests include editing of Middle English texts, manuscript studies, studies of authorship and distribution of Middle English texts, and new historical studies of Middle English authors and texts.
Prospective students may contact her by email at email@example.com to discuss their ideas for post-graduate research projects.