About Jake

Jake is an MSt. English Literature (650-1550) student at Oxford. He is interested in exploring the ways in which modern day society and culture can still learn from the Middle Ages. His interests are born out of a boyhood obsession with castles and he wants to dispel the notion that 'medieval' means backwards.

Recent Posts

Dragons, Ogres and Literary Taste: Kazuo Ishiguro and the Rebirth of Fantasy

Genre fiction, like fantasy, has often been seen as a lower form of literature, but does Ishiguro’s latest novel The Buried Giant signal a change in taste?

Jake McBride