Jen Bartlett has a BA in Combined Arts from the University of Durham, an MA in English Literature from McGill University, and a PGCert in Medieval Literatures from the University of York. Her particular focus on the England’s Immigrants project is ‘Religious and Racial Minorities, 1330-1550.’
Along with Chris, Jen is responsible for compiling data on the identities and lives of aliens resident in England, as well as investigating the attitudes expressed towards Jews, Muslims, and black Africans. Her interdisciplinary PhD project uses the manuscript material of Robert Thornton, a member of the north Yorkshire gentry in the fifteenth century, as a way of exploring depictions of religious and racial minorities, but also situates Thornton’s reading matter in its wider social and cultural context.
She has published on Don DeLillo and ideas of literature as terrorism, but infinitely prefers medieval travel writing, The Boke of John Mandeville, and thinking about Purgatory. Tea and dark chocolate Hobnobs also feature heavily in her life.