John Patrick Pazdziora
John Patrick Pazdziora (PGDip, Belfast Bible College) is a doctoral candidate at the School of English, University of St Andrews. He is currently preparing a dissertation on the children’s literature of George MacDonald, with particular attention to MacDonald as a Scottish Romantic. His research interests include children’s literature and fairy tales, Romantic and Victorian literature with an emphasis on Scottish writers, and the new critical concept of anti-tale. A freelance writer and editor, his stories have appeared in New Fairy Tales (2010) and Cabinet des Fées (2011). He has literary criticism appearing in Harry Potter for Nerds: Essays for Lit Geeks, Academics, and Fans (Unlocking, 2011) and in Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment (Cambridge Scholars, 2011), as well as several other publications. John lives online at The Paradoxes of Mr. Pond, and is a regular contributor to The Hog’s Head. In the real world, John lives in Scotland with his wife and daughter.