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.