About The Author

Dr. Jem Bloomfield is Assistant Professor of Literature at the University of Nottingham, having previously taught at Exeter and Oxford Brookes.  His current research interests include Shakespeare and the Bible, detective novels and fantasy fiction.

Quite Irregular has been cited by major media outlets including The Guardian, Salon and The New Statesman, as well as scholarly journals such as English Studies and Contemporary Theatre Review.

You can find him on twitter @jembloomfield



Shakespeare and the Psalms Mystery (Erewash, 2017)

Words of Power: Reading Shakespeare and the Bible (Luttwerworth press, May 2016.)

Articles and Book Chapters:

 “Three Ordinary, Normal Old Women”: Agatha Christie’s Uses of Shakespeare” Shakespeare16(1), 23-39 (2020)
Spectral Authority: The Presence of Shakespeare in Biblical Scholarship”,  Christianity and Literature69(2), (2020)
Midcentury Jacobeans: Agatha Christie, Ngaio Marsh, P.D. James and The Duchess of Malfi” ELH, (2020)

‘My Eucharist to the People of District 11: Bread, sacrifice and thanksgiving in The Hunger Games‘, Theology, Summer 2017)

The White Devil: The Critical Backstory’, in The White Devil: A Critical Reader (Bloomsbury, November 2016)

‘Ben Jonson’, The Year’s Work in English Studies, Spring 2014

‘‘So pure and rational an attachment’: Isabella Glyn’s Performance of Social and Sexual Risk at Sadler’s Wells’, Victorian Network, Summer 2013

‘Two Jacobean Malfis: Controversy and Reception in 1892 and 2010’, Shakespeare Bulletin, Spring 2013

‘Ben Jonson’, The Year’s Work in English Studies, Spring 2013

‘”The Shame of this Pacific Reign”: Engagement with the Past in Domestic Tragedy during the 1730s.’ Restoration and Eighteenth-Century Theatre Research 25:1, Summer 2011


3 thoughts on “About The Author”

  1. Splendid intro, Dr. J!

  2. Pleased to have found your intelligent, searching blog Jem and looking forward to more reading. Regards from Thom at the immortal jukebox.

  3. derrington said:

    Fab thinking and writing, thank you!

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