Category: Academic

The Haunting of Jesus: Reading Mark Through the Gothic Mode

The Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies just published my latest article on the Gospel of Mark. This article began way back in 2017, when I presented at a Halloween conference in Sheffield. I won the completely non-existent prize of best slide for my pigeon-attacking-Jesus-at-his-baptism photoshop. The article basically imagines what Mark would be if we […]

Nostalgia, novelty, and the subversion of authority in “The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs”

Fan Studies Journal Transformative Works and Cultures published a special issue on Fan Fiction and ancient scribal cultures. The entire edition is an amazing read, exploring ‘the potential of fan fiction as an interpretative model to study ancient religious texts.’ I wrote an article dealing with the way early Christians tried to write new things […]

Manifesting evil: Demons and physical monstrosity in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs

Way back in 2012, before I had even finished my PhD, I wrote this article. Publication took a while, it was extremely similar to Vogon bureacracy: Anywho, here’s an article on Monster Theory applied to second century Christian demons. The Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha it in December 2019. Abstract The interplay between […]

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