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Juliana Chapman

Assistant Professor

4137 JFSB


Juliana Chapman studies medieval and early modern literature and culture with a particular focus on British literature, and the exchange between British and continental (especially French and Italian) literature and the arts, including music. More broadly, she considers how early period literary works, forms, and aesthetics circulated in their contemporary cultures and inform modern world literature and art, including music and film. After earning her BA in Music (BYU), MA in Comparative Studies (BYU), and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature (Penn State University), she worked as a Post-Doctoral Research Fellow and then Senior Lecturer in Comparative Literature at Penn State for four years before joining the Faculty at BYU in 2018. She continues to bring her interdisciplinary educational background into her research and teaching. Her publications include an article on musical structure in Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales," and current projects on Dante's "Commedia" and early opera, Chaucer's "Boece," and Spenser's "Faerie Queene."

Research Interests

Medieval British Literature, Sound Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies including Music and Literature, Book History/Material Texts, World Literature

Teaching Interests

Medieval British Literature, Sound Studies, World Literature, Literary Theory, Interdisciplinary and Cultural Studies


  • Comparative Literature, , Pennsylvania State University (2014)

Courses Taught