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Jonathan F. Correa-Reyes

Jonathan F. Correa-Reyes

Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellow

Treasurer, Early Period Studies Group (EPSG)

Volunteer with The Restorative Justice Initiative at Penn State

Board Member of the Graduate Student Committee of the Medieval Academy of America

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  1. MA, University of Iceland (Háskoli Íslands), 2016
  2. BA, Universidad de Puerto Rico – Río Piedras, 2013


Jon is a 4th year PhD student in Comparative Literature with a Doctoral Minor in English. He is a Medievalist working on the Global North Atlantic. His research focuses on the literary production from England, Iberia, and Scandinavia during the Middle Ages. Jon studies how medieval communities perceived the past, both historical and legendary, as an archive of narrative material that could be repurposed to address the concerns of their present. Thus, his research mainly focuses on medieval vernacular retellings of ancient narratives. Jon’s research and teaching interests include Memory, Rhetorical Learning, the Epic Tradition, Classical Literature, Narrative, Myth, and Trauma.

Classes Taught: 

LATIN 1/51 Elementary Intensive Latin (Summer 2018)

LATIN 2/52 Elementary Intensive Latin (Summer 2018)

LATIN 3/53 Intermediate Intensive Latin (Summer 2018)

CMLIT 108 Myth and Mythologies (online) (Summer 2018 and Summer 2020)

CMLIT 108 Myth and Mythologies (Spring 2019)

CMLIT 106 Arthurian Legend (Fall 2020)

ENGL 15 Rhetoric and Composition (Fall 2019; Spring 2020)

Areas of Specialization:

Medieval Literature (Old and Middle English, Old Spanish, Latin, Old Norse, and Arabic)

Late Classical Literature

Early Modern Literature

Epic Poetry