Academic Work

Jonathan Greenaway has a BA in English Studies and a Masters degree in Gothic Literature. He completed a PhD at the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies and is an expert on the intersections of horror and theology. He is the co-editor of the book Horror and Religion: New Literary Approaches to Theology, Race and Sexuality, published by UWP in 2019. He is also the author of Theology, Horror and Fiction, A Reading of the Gothic Nineteenth Century from Bloomsbury Academic Press.

From October 2020 he is working as a research fellow in the department of Theology and Religious Studies on a two-year post-doctoral project funded by the Templeton Religious Trust. The pioneering project investigates how horror fans think about the theological implications of the form through ethnographic interviews and qualitative data collection.

He has taught courses on genre film, horror from 1786 to the present, critical and cultural theory, nineteenth century literature and media studies.