Ma, Ruen-chuan
Assistant Professor - English & Literature
CB 407J
Last Updated: 5/17/19 -


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


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

Courses Taught

ENGL 2010/201H - Intermediate Writing for the Humanities and Social Sciences
ENGL 2230 - Myths and Legends in Literature
ENGL 2610 - British Literature to 1800
ENGL 3090 - Academic Writing for English Majors (Translating Thomas Hoccleve: Language, Literary Study, and Research)
ENGL 3610 - Medieval Literature
ENGL 376G - World Literature (Ideas of the World in the Middle Ages)
HONR 2000 - Ancient Legacies

Office Hours (Fall 2019): TBA

Faculty Advisor: Essais 
UVU’s premier student publication for scholarly endeavors in critical literary analysis and literary theory

Co-Director, London Study Abroad (Literature), Summer 2020
(Link to Summer 2019 program description)

Roots of Knoweldge Lecture - September 27, 2018
Reading Stained Glass and Parchment: Reimagining Time and Space in Medieval Literature and Beyond