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Jonathan Burgoyne

Jonathan Burgoyne

Jonathan Burgoyne

Associate Professor


(614) 247-2743

228 Hagerty Hall
1775 College Road
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Medieval Spanish Literature
  • Don Juan Manuel
  • Wisdom Literature


  • Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
  • M.A., University of Oklahoma
  • B.A., University of San Francisco

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 theories of translation, food studies, ecocriticism, folk and wisdom literature, Mediterranean studies. He is currently working on a book project, Translating Wisdom: The Poetics of Exemplarity in Medieval Spanish Literature.

Selected Publication: 

Imagining Nature and Nobility in Law and Literature

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