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Research Profile

  • 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.

  • 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
  • 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.

  • For publications, projects, datasets, research interests and activities, view Jon Mackley’s research profile on Pure, the University of Northampton’s Research Explorer.