J. Patrick Pazdziora (Ph.D., St Andrews) is Associate Professor of Foreign Languages and Literature at the College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University. He specializes in the Scottish long nineteenth century, with emphasis on the literary ballad tradition, folkloric influences on children’s literature, and the interplay between literature and religion.
His current projects include a monograph on the uses of folklore in Scottish Romanticism, a book chapter on representations of free play in Scottish children’s literature, and an ongoing study of late-Victorian esotericism through Anglo-Catholic phenomenology. His recent course offerings include English-language poetry, Victorian fiction, and academic writing.
His articles have appeared in numerous publications, among them VII: An Anglo-American Literary Review and Gramarye. He has co-edited several academic anthologies, including a re-evaluation of George MacDonald as a Victorian author, a cross-disciplinary study of new fairy tales, and Ravenclaw Reader, a literary-critical examination of the Harry Potter series. He is also the general editor of Unsettling Wonder.