My research and teaching interests lie broadly within the field of European medieval studies, including most especially the social, cultural and political histories of England and France c. 1100-1500.
More specifically my research focuses on the role and representation of the supernatural (esp. magic and prophecy) in medieval social, historical, and intellectual discourses. My research and teaching makes use of a broad range of source types from medieval histories to romance literatures, to art and architecture, and other forms of material culture.
I joined the department of history at Exeter in 2014, having previously taught at University College Dublin.
You can find me on Twitter @dr_j_farrell where I tweet about all things medieval, especially magic, gender, prophecy and romance literature.