Dr. Katelyn Jaynes

Dr. Katelyn Jaynes
BIC Full-Time Lecturer
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Email: Katelyn_Jaynes@baylor.edu

Office: Morrison 101.5

Department: Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

BIC Courses: World of Rhetoric I, World of Rhetoric II, Social World I

Katelyn Jaynes CV

Dr. Katelyn Jaynes graduated in May 2020 from the University of Connecticut with her Ph.D. in English. She studies medieval literature and is interested in the ways that normative models of society respond to times of crisis. In the medieval period, she focuses on the how the household in literature acts as an analogy for late medieval ideas about how society should be constructed. She argues that the failure of households in literary texts reveals the ways that people grapple with how society must change in times of uncertainty. 

Her teaching takes the questions raised by her research—How do we live good lives? How do we build a community that's flexible and accountable to one another?—into the present day. In her teaching, inquiring into community involves reflecting on how those bonds are shaped both by structures of social power and shared ideas of what it means to be human.

Baylor Interdisciplinary Core

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Waco, TX 76798-7350

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