Matthew Aiello is a first year Ph.D student in English at the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated with a BA in English (Honors) from Stanford University in 2015 before going on to earn a Masters in English (650 - 1550) from the University of Oxford in 2016. In 2016-17, Matthew was an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Post-Classical Latin at UCLA. His research interests are primarily focused on book history in early to mid medieval England, addressing questions about the relationship of the literature to its physical presentation on the page. Specifically, he is interested in smaller, non-elaborate, feasibly portable English manuscripts (acknowledging all of the problems with those terms) that were produced in the two centuries after the Norman Conquest (c. 1050 - 1250).