Chris Jones

Chris Jones received his BA from King’s College London and an MA in Medieval English from the Queen’s University of Belfast. After several years teaching English as a foreign language in Rome, Berlin and Oxford, Chris came to St Andrews to research his PhD on the role and influence of Old English in nineteenth- and twentieth-century poetry. He has wide research interests in poetry and has written on poets including W.S. Graham, Edwin Morgan and Gerald Manley Hopkins. He was awarded a Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship in 2007 and his book Strange Likeness: the use of Old English in twentieth-century poetry was shortlisted for the ESSE best book prize. Chris has also written for the Guardian and for the Times Higher Education.