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Dr. Jon Mackley

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in English & Creative Writing
  • Department: English & Creative Writing

General information

Education

  • University of Stirling, BA (Hons.) English Studies
  • University of York, MA, Late Medieval Studies
  • University of York, PhD, English

Jon's main interests are in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval literature; he is also interested in theories and representations of the fantastic.Jon is also interested in exploring the relationship between medieval science and superstition, which is the subject of his current volume: Nicole Oresme's Treatise of the Sphere: which is a transcription, translation and commentary on a medieval French manuscript. Jon is also working on critical editions of two long-lost Gothic novels.

Related interests include: studies of the 'Uncanny' and fantasy literature; Medieval Voyage Literature; Visions of Heaven and Hell; Biblical Apocryphal Literature; Classical Literature; Gothic Literature; and Romanticism. Amongst Jon's other interests are: First World War literature; Critical Theory; Drama and Theory of Drama; History (especially Medieval history, History of Witchcraft, and the First World War); and Creative Writing. Jon's background in Film and TV Production and Press and PR has inspired a practical interest in Media Studies and Writing for the Media.

Teaching

The modules that Jon currently teaches on are:

For English

  • LIT2047 – Early English Literature
  • LIT3027 – Romanticism
  • LIT4018 – English Dissertation

For Journalism

  • LIT4017 – Journalism Dissertation

For Creative Writing

  • LIT2032 – Fiction 2 – Imagined Worlds

Research

Jon's main interests are in Anglo-Saxon and Medieval literature; he is also interested in theories and representations of the fantastic. Currently Jon is exploring the relationship between medieval science and superstition in the volume, Nicole Oresme's Treatise of the Sphere, a transcription, translation and commentary on a medieval French manuscript. Jon is also working on critical editions of two long-lost Gothic novels.

Related interests include: studies of the 'Uncanny' and fantasy literature; Medieval Voyage Literature; Visions of Heaven and Hell; Biblical Apocryphal Literature; Classical Literature; Gothic Literature; and Romanticism. Amongst Jon's other interests are: First World War literature; Critical Theory; Drama and Theory of Drama; History (especially Medieval history, History of Witchcraft, and the First World War); and Creative Writing. Jon's background in Film and TV Production and Press and PR has inspired a practical interest in Media Studies and Writing for the Media.

Publications

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2017

  1. Arfaoui, S., Fekir, N. and Mackley, J. S., (eds.) (2017) Order and Disorder: International Conference Proceedings. Jendouba: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 9781977735263.
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2017) The order of Hell in the Judas episode of the Anglo-Norman Voyage of St Brendan. In: Arfaoui, S., Fekir, N. and Mackley, J. S. (eds.) Order and Disorder: International Conference Proceedings. Jendouba: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. pp. 21-40.
  3. Sleath, E. (2017) Who’s the Murderer? or, The Mystery of the Forest. Richmond, Virginia: Valancourt Books. 9781943910731.

2016

  1. Arfaoui, S., Bacha, J., Igoudjil, M. K., Ludwig, S. and Mackley, J. S., (eds.) (2016) Creating Myths as Narratives of Empowerment and Disempowerment - International Conference Proceedings. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 9781530521296.
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2016) Feasts and feasting in the fourteenth century - Gawain and the Green Knight. In: Piatti-Farnell, L. and Brien, D. (eds.) Routledge Companion to Literature and Food. London: Routledge. (Accepted)
  3. Mackley, J. S. (2016) Sir Gawain and the ritual process. In: Hulubas, A. and Repciuc, I. (eds.) The Rites of Passage Time after Time. Isai: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University Press. pp. 333-349.
  4. Mackley, J. S. (2016) Spring-heeled Jack: the Terror of London. Aeternum: the Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies. 3(2), pp. 1-20. 2324-4895.
  5. Mackley, J. S. (2016) The fears of a clown. Paper presented to: The Dark Fantastic: Sixth Annual Joint Fantasy Symposium, The University of Northampton, 02 December 2016.

2014

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2014) "It's coming through!" Leakage in portal quest fantasies. Paper presented to: The Limits of Fantasy, Richmond University, London, 21 November 2014. (Unpublished)
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2014) English foundation myths as political empowerment. Keynote presented to: Creating Myths as Narratives of Empowerment and Disempowerment, High Institute of Human Sciences of Jendouba, University of Jendouba, Tunisia, 10-12 March 2014. (Unpublished)

2013

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2013) A first look at "Who's the Murderer?" by Eleanor Sleath. Symposium presented to: Fantastic Worlds: A Joint Symposium on Fantasy, Science Fiction and Gothic Literature, The University of Northampton, 22 November 2013. (Unpublished)
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2013) “This stinckyng idoll”: the origins of some English Mayday traditions. Seminar Presentation presented to: The Rural Experience: Country Life in Literature, Song, Film & Folklore, Loughborough University, 26-28 March 2013. (Unpublished)

2012

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2012) "The Necromancer of the Black Forest": a truly "horrid novel". Symposium presented to: Fantastic Thresholds, Richmond, the American International University in London, 16 November 2012. (Unpublished)
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2012) Nicole Oresme’s treatises on cosmography and divination: a discussion of the Treatise of the Sphere. Paper presented to: Starcraft: Watching the Heavens in the Early Middle Ages, University College London, 30 June - 1 July 2012. (Unpublished)
  3. Mackley, J. S. (2012) The Anglo Saxons and their gods (still) among us. Lecture presented to: The University of Northampton Staff Research Forum, The University of Northampton, 12 March 2012. (Unpublished)
  4. Mackley, J. S. (2012) Wayland: smith of the gods. Paper presented to: 6th Nordic-Celtic-Baltic Folklore Symposium: "Supernatural Places", University of Tartu, Estonia, 04-07 June 2012. (Unpublished)

2011

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2011) A forgotten God remembered: the Wayland Smith legend in Kenilworth and Puck of Pook’s Hill. Paper presented to: English and Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives, Loughborough University, 13-16 April 2011. (Unpublished)
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2011) Chivalry in Gawain and the Green Knight. Invited Presentation presented to: Medieval Siege Society Event, Welwyn Garden City, 19 February 2011. (Unpublished)
  3. Mackley, J. S. (2011) Pearl and the medieval dream vision. Paper presented to: Dreams in Legend and Tradition: the Sixth Legendary Weekend of The Folklore Society, Swaffham Assembly Hall, Norfolk, 03-04 September 2011. (Unpublished)
  4. Mackley, J. S. (2011) St George: patron saint of England? Paper presented to: Staff Research Seminar, The University of Northampton, 05 May 2011. (Unpublished)
  5. Mackley, J. S. (2011) Sympathy for the Devil: the legend of Gog and Magog. Paper presented to: The Fantastic Imagination, Richmond American International University, London, 25 November 2011. (Unpublished)
  6. Mackley, J. S. (2011) The pagan heritage of St George. Paper presented to: International Medieval Congress (IMC), University of Leeds, 11-14 July 2011. (Unpublished)

2010

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2010) Gog and Magog: guardians of the city. In: Phillips, L. and Witchard, A. (eds.) London Gothic: Place, Space and the Gothic Imagination. London: Continuum. pp. 121-139.
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2010) Kissing Heaven’s door: the Judas episode in the Voyage of Brendan. Invited Presentation presented to: The Voyage of Brendan: A One-Day Conference, Norwich Cathedral, 24 April 2010. (Unpublished)
  3. Mackley, J. S. (2010) Some Celtic otherworld motifs in Brendan’s Voyage to Paradise. Paper presented to: International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2010, University of Leeds, 12-15 July 2010. (Unpublished)
  4. Mackley, J. S. (2010) “We are spared Hell”: neutral angels in the Middle Dutch Voyage of Brendan. Invited Presentation presented to: 45th International Congress on Medieval Studies, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 13-16 May 2010. (Unpublished)

2009

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2009) The heresies of Brendan's Voyage. Seminar Presentation presented to: International Medieval Conference (IMC) 2009, University of Leeds, 13-16 July 2009. (Unpublished)

2008

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2008) Disguising natural exotica: St Brendan's travels to 'Iceland'. Paper presented to: International Medieval Conference (IMC) 2008, University of Leeds, 07-10 July 2008. (Unpublished)
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2008) The Legend of Brendan: a Comparative Study of the Latin and Anglo-Norman Versions. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers. 9789004166622.

2007

  1. Mackley, J. S. (2007) The medieval legend of Judas Iscariot: the Vita of Judas and the Gospel of Barnabas. Paper presented to: York Medieval Religion Research Group Meeting, King's Manor, University of York, 01 February 2007. (Unpublished)
  2. Mackley, J. S. (2007) The torturer's "art" in the Judas episode of Benedeit's Voyage of St Brendan. Notes & Queries. 54(1), pp. 24-27. 0029-3970.
  3. Mackley, J. S. (2007) Vision in the Anglo-Norman Voyage of Brendan. Paper presented to: International Medieval Congress (IMC) 2007, University of Leeds, 09-12 July 2007. (Unpublished)
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