Ruen-chuan Ma

Faculty Member

Ruen-chuan Ma



PhD, English and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, 2017
Dissertation: "Codex Theory: Codicology and the Aesthetics of Reading in Late Medieval England"

MA, Medieval Studies, University College London (UCL), 2008

AB, English Language and Literature (with minor in French), University of Chicago, 2007

Research Interests

Late medieval English and French literature, medieval manuscript studies (esp. page design and codicology), relationship between text and image, medieval reception of classical texts

Courses Taught

ENGL 2010/201H - Academic Writing & Research
ENGL 2230 - Myths and Legends in Literature
ENGL 2610 - British Literature to 1800
ENGL 3090 - Academic Writing for English Majors
ENGL 3610 - Medieval Literature
ENGL 376G - World Literature (Ideas of the World in the Middle Ages)
ENGL 4620 - Chaucer
ENGL 463R - Topics in Shakespeare
HONR 2000 - Ancient Legacies

Office Hours (Spring 2021): by appointment

Director, International Hoccleve Society, July 2019 to present

Faculty Advisor, Essais, 2018-19 and 2019-20
UVU's premier student publication for scholarly endeavors in critical literary analysis and literary theory

Co-Director, English Department London Study Abroad Program

Speaker, Roots of Knowledge Lecture Series, UVU Fulton Library, September 2018
"Reading Stained Glass and Parchment: Reimagining Time and Space in Medieval Literature and Beyond"


HONR 2000

Ancient Legacies, Fall 2021

HONR 2000

Ancient Legacies, Fall 2021

ENGL 2610

British Literature before 1800 HH, Fall 2021

ENGL 4620

Chaucer, Spring 2021

ENGL 2010

Intermediate Writing/Academic Writing and Research CC, Spring 2021

ENGL 3610

Medieval Literature, Spring 2021