Jonathan Burgoyne

Jonathan Burgoyne

Jonathan Burgoyne

Associate Professor Medieval Iberian Literature and Cultures

(614) 247-2743

228 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Wisdom Literature
  • Manuscript Studies
  • Medieval Spanish Literature


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara

Prof. Jonathan Burgoyne specializes in medieval Spanish literature. His most recent research examines the manuscript transmission and reception of didactic literature, and particularly the works of Juan Manuel. His books include Reading the Exemplum Right: Fixing the Meaning of ‘El Conde Lucanor’, and El libro binario. His research interests also include food studies, translation theory, folk and wisdom literature, chivalric literature, and Mediterranean studies. Prof. Burgoyne has recently published on the Poema de mio Cid in his contribution to the special issue of eHumanista on food in the Middle Ages. He is currently working on a book project on wisdom literature, Translating Wisdom: Proverbs, Power and Play in Medieval Hispanic Literature. Prof. Burgoyne is the Associate Director of the Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, where he also teaches courses on Iberia and Mediterranean Studies, and he is Editor-in-Chief of La corónica: A Journal of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures & Cultures, published by the Modern Language Association's Division of Medieval Hispanic Languages, Literatures and Cultures.

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