Jeanette Patterson is a visiting ACLS New Faculty Fellow who specializes in medieval French literature. She completed a Ph.D. at Johns Hopkins University in 2011. Her research, including several recent articles, an ongoing Mellon digital humanities collaboration (the Bible Historiale Manuscript Portal) and current book project, has primarily focused on the late 13th-century French Bible translation known as the Bible historiale, its manuscript transmission and reception, and its engagement with imaginative vernacular modes of narration. Other research and teaching interests include language politics, theories and practices of reading and of fiction, gender, the literary heritage of the Book of Job, and the social lives of books. She also serves as the manuscript studies editor of Digital Philology: A Journal of Medieval Cultures.