Klayton Tietjen is a Ph.D. candidate in the French and Francophone literature program at the University of Tennessee, with a second concentration in Linguistics, and a Graduate Teaching Associate. He completed a Master’s degree in Pre-Modern History at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His academic interests are in medieval French literature and culture. Although a dissertation topic is still in the formative stages, he is considering a project dealing with the rebellious barons cycle of the Chansons de geste and their translation and emulation in various medieval languages (Old French, Old Occitan, Old Norse, etc.). He also has a keen interest in the Hundred Years War and Husserl’s theory of phenomenology. He translated the paper Brittany and the 1916 Easter Uprising by Justin Dolan Stover (Idaho State University) into French for publication in En Envor (a French-language publication on Breton history and culture). He has been a recipient of the Barrette Fellowship and the Tennessee Fellowship of Graduate Excellence.