Jennifer Reid


Jennifer Reid Title: Instructor
Office: 2A37
Building: Ashdown
Phone: n/a


Jen completed her PhD at the Centre for Medieval Studies, University of Toronto, where she focussed on the socio-cultural impacts of Christian conversion and textual media on Early Medieval Europe, particularly as registered in the literary productions of the Irish and Anglo-Saxons in Latin, Old Irish (Gaelic), and Old English. She held a post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the Universiteit van Amsterdam and was most recently a professor in the Book and Media Studies Program at the University of Toronto. Her abiding research and teaching interests are at the multidisciplinary intersection of contemporary Media Studies and Medieval Studies.

Jen’s classroom is all about learning as an exploratory and collaborative exercise from which she draws continual inspiration for her teaching and research. Her aim is to provide a creative exchange that fosters innovation in thinking about media and cultural expression, both past and present.

Teaching Areas:

Medieval Studies

  • Old and Middle English language and literature
  • History of the English Language
  • Romano-British, Hiberno- and Anglo-Latin language and literature
  • Old Norse language and literature
  • Old and Middle Irish language and literature
  • Medieval spirituality and theology

Media Studies

  • social and digital technologies
  • History of Reading
  • Manuscript and Textual Studies
  • media revolutions


(FW) ENGL-1001-008 English 1

(F) ENGL-2802-052 Syntax

“Human Frontiers in Medieval Irish Religious Literature”, in Constructing Gender in Medieval Ireland, eds Ann Dooley and Sarah Sheehan (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2013) 133–15

“Patrician and Augustinian Ideas of the ‘Inner Man’”, Journal of Medieval Latin 20 (2010) 16–37

“Mediating the Word: St. Patrick, the Trivium, and Christian Communication”, Media Tropes 2:1 (2009) 84–116

“The Lorica of Laidcenn: The Biblical Connections”, Journal of Medieval Latin 12 (2002) 141–54