Professor Eddie Jones
Head of English, Associate Professor
CV for Professor Eddie Jones
I am currently Head of the Department of English and Film.
You can find me in room number 207 in Queen's Building. You are welcome to drop in any time that you see my door open, or if you would like to book an office hour appointment click here.
- Middle English
- Middle English religious writing
- hermits and anchorites
- medieval religious history
My research interests could be summed up as medieval English religious culture. I am interested in the devotional and contemplative literature of the late Middle Ages: the works of the 'Fourteenth Century English Mystics' and their reappearance and reworking in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries. I also work on what I term the 'non-regular vocations' of medieval England: vowesses, proponents of the 'mixed life', and especially hermits and anchorites. I am interested in the vocations' material history as well as the history of their representation, and also in texts written by, about and for them.
I am happy to talk to anyone who is considering postgraduate work in medieval English literature and culture. My particular expertise is in the religious literature and history of the late Middle Ages, and editorial and manuscript work. Current PhD students are working on editions of Middle English texts, saints' lives, prayers, and 16th-century nuns.
I am the organiser of the Exeter Symposia on the Medieval Mystical Tradition, and edit their proceedings.
I am on the Editorial board for the Journal of Medieval Religious Cultures.