A native of Colorado, Michael Livingston holds degrees in History, Medieval Studies, and English. He currently serves as an Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel, is Associate Editor of the Secular Commentary Series of the Consortium for the Teaching of the Middle Ages (TEAMS), and holds a position on the Advisory Board of the TEAMS Middle English Texts Series.
In his academic life, he has published more than a dozen articles on subjects as varied as early Christianity, Beowulf, Chaucer, James Joyce, J.R.R. Tolkien, and digital and practical pedagogies (though never all of them at once!). He has investigated European maps of America that pre-date Columbus, found unrecorded Anasazi ruins and artifacts, and written about the handwriting of fourteenth-century scribes (who hasn’t, right?). He has edited a number of Middle English texts, including Siege of Jerusalem, The Middle English Metrical Paraphrase of the Old Testament, and John Gower’s In Praise of Peace. He is the general editor (and heavy contributor) to The Battle of Brunanburh: A Casebook (Exeter, 2011). One of his current projects is another “casebook,” this time on the national hero of Wales, Owain Glyndwr.
In his fiction life, he is a winner of the prestigious international Writers of the Future Contest (in 2005). He has also published in a variety of genres and venues, from a historical retelling of Beowulf to a brief story about quantum physics in the world-renowned journal of science, Nature. Like most short story writers, he is at work on a novel.
In the words of one of his academic reviewers:
“Livingston has made a 1000 keen and detailed assessments and acts of editorial judgment in presenting the text.” — from The Medieval Review, reviewing the edition of Siege of Jerusalem
In the words of one of his fiction reviewers:
“It is stories such as these that keep me reading science fiction.” — from amazon.com, reviewing the award-winning novella “The Keeper Alone”
In the words of one of his student reviewers:
It’s hard not to like a professor when he comes to class the first day and drops a battleaxe on the table. Outstanding prof, highly recommended. — from ratemyprofessors.com, reviewing upper-level teaching at The Citadel
In order to simplify my life, I’m linking here to a my faculty page at The Citadel, which itself has a link to a copy of my C.V.:
That’s not quite as flashy as coding it all up here, but it’s much easier.
This website is owned, operated, and designed by me, which admittedly is a bit dangerous since I’m a medievalist.
On the other hand, WordPress is a phenomenally easy to use piece of software, and I started from a really great theme template. Plus, there are a huge number of plugins available to extend and enhance WordPress.