Dr James Paz

Lecturer in Early Medieval Literature

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After receiving my PhD from King’s College London in 2013, I lectured for a brief spell at the University of Leeds, before being appointed as Lecturer in Early Medieval English Literature at the University of Manchester in September 2014.

I am the author of Nonhuman Voices in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Material Culture (Manchester University Press, 2017) and the co-editor of Medieval Science Fiction (KCLMS, 2016). My current research examines modern translations and poetic responses to Old English riddles, and I am also working on a long-term study of 'craft' in Anglo-Saxon literature.

At Manchester, I teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses on topics such as Beowulf, Old English literature, Middle English literature, modern medievalism, translation and critical theory.

I am the deputy director of MANCASS (Manchester Centre for Anglo-Saxon Studies), early career representative for TOEBI (Teachers of Old English in Britain and Ireland) and one of the General Editors of the Manchester Medieval Literature and Culture book series. Since March 2018, I have been a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Email: James.Paz@manchester.ac.uk
Twitter: @James_A_Paz

Areas of expertise

  • PE English - Old English, Anglo-Saxon Literature, Medieval Literature, Medieval Studies

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