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John Sebastian

Associate Professor

John Sebastian
John Sebastian

Prof. John T. Sebastian earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Georgetown University and his Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from Cornell University. Most of his research focuses on fourteenth- and fifteenth-century English religious writing, especially the devotional lyric, drama, and mystical texts. His interests also include medieval women's writing, paleography and codicology, and the intersections of medieval literature and music. In his courses, John teaches the literatures and cultures of the medieval world from Iceland to Japan. He is the Director of Loyola's Medieval Studies Program.


Ph.D., Cornell University; M.A., Georgetown University; B.A., Georgetown University

Classes Taught

  • Reading Historically I
  • Medieval Literature
  • The Canterbury Tales
  • Arthurian Legend
  • The World of the Vikings


Areas of Expertise

Old and Middle English Literature, especially medieval drama and mystical prose; medieval Continental literature; paleography and codicology; medieval women's writing