Jana Mathews

Research & Publications

“Faith and Belief: The Medieval Church and Teenagers.” Youth in the Middle Ages. ed. Daniel Kline.

 London: Bloomsbury Academic. Forthcoming.

Spectacular Treason: Firework Shows as Fantasies of Regicide after the Gunpowder Plot of 1605.”

            Journal for the Study of British Culture, 2019. Forthcoming.


“Class and Social Status: The Law Versus the Hair ‘Down There.’” The Cultural History of Hair in the

            Renaissance. ed. Edith Snook. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019. Forthcoming.

"Cinematic Thanatourism and the Purloined Past: The Game of Thrones Effect' and the Effect of the Game of Thrones on

              History. In Ghost Roads: Essays in Virtual Dark Tourism. Ed. Kathryn N. McDaniel. New York: Routledge, 2018. 


“Textual Treasure Hunting: Using Geocaching to Teach the Art of Close Reading.” Technology in the

Literature Classroom, ed. Timothy Hetland, 214-234. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2017.


“Theme Park Bibles: Trinity Broadcasting Network’s Holy Land Experience and the Evangelical Use

of the Documentary Past,” The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture, Fall 2015: 89-104.


“Royal Personhood and The Owl and the Nightingale.” In Imagining Legal Personhood in the

 Middle Ages, ed. Andreea Boboc, 29-49. Leiden: Brill, 2015.


“It Takes a Consortium to Prepare Students for Life After Graduation: An Inter-Institutional Blended

Learning Careers Course,” with Anne Meehan and Beth Chancy, Transformations (June 2014): 1-19. 


“Revenge of a Disney Reject: Jessica Simpson’s Billion Dollar Empire.” In Star Power:

            The Impact of Branded Celebrity, Vol. 2, ed. Aaron Barlow, 69-91. New York: Praeger, 2014.

A Royal Celebration. With Mark Miller and Zack Uliasz (Rollins student). Arabian Nights Dinner

 Theater, Orlando, FL, show performance dates June-December 2013.

 Voted “Best Themed Restaurant of 2013” by The Orlando Sentinel, August 2013.


“Literary Lawmaking.” Fragments: Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Ancient and Medieval Pasts 3

 (July 2012): 115-119. University of Michigan Press.


“Soccer Moms and Football Dads: Youth Sports in America.” American

 History Through American Sports, ed. Bob Batchelor, 195-207. New York: Praeger, 2012.

"Land, Lepers and the Law in The Testament of Cresseid. The Letter of the Law: Legal Practice and Literary Production in

           Medieval England, eds. Emily Steiner and Candance Barrington, 40-66. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2002. 

“The Case for Misprision in Wynnere and Wastoure.Notes and Queries 244 (1999): 317-21.


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