Bruce Holsinger is professor of English at the University of Virginia. His first book, Music, Body, and Desire in Medieval Culture: Hildegard of Bingen to Chaucer (Stanford 2001), received first book prizes from the Modern Language Association and the Medieval Academy of America, as well as the Philip Brett Award from the American Musicological Society. His subsequent books include The Premodern Condition: Medievalism and the Making of Theory (Chicago 2005), Neomedievalism, Neoconservatism, and the War on Terror (Prickly Paradigm/Chicago, 2007), and the forthcoming The Work of God: Liturgical Culture and Vernacular Writing in Britain, 550-1550 (Chicago). He has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the American Council of Learned Societies, and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. His first novel, A Burnable Book, will be published by HarperCollins (UK) and William Morrow (US) in 2014.