John Haines

Member Profile

Short Description of Yourself

I teach medieval studies at the University of Toronto, and have published plenty of “academic stuff,” but I also enjoy writing things that people might enjoy reading.  I have written a memoir about my missionary kid days (Missionary Kid: How I Learned to Say Goodbye, Amazon) and am currently working on a middle-grade novel.  My textbook, Film Music: An Introduction in 11 Takes, will come out in the fall of 2021 with Oxford University Press.

Writing Focus or Interests

middle grade, memoir, historical fiction


Published Works and Recognitions

My academic books include Eight Centuries of Troubadours (Cambridge UP, 2004) and Music in Films on the Middle Ages (Routledge, 2014).  For more information, please visit