Jason Whittaker is Senior Lecturer on Journalism and English with Media Studies and iRes Associate Researcher at University College Falmouth. His area of research expertise is the reception of the works of William Blake since the post-war period, but he also has twelve years experience as a new technology journalist, with a variety of books and papers on the Internet and new media, as well as Blake's influence on contemporary artists, writers and thinkers.
Jason's work on Blake has taken him into graphic novels, films, music and psychogeopraphy, as well as the more traditional areas of literature and art. He is the co-author with Shirley Dent of Radical Blake: Influence and Afterlife, and co-editor of Blake, Modernity and Popular Culture (with Steve Clark). His current research projects involve a study of the hymn 'Jerusalem' as part of English national culture in the twentieth century, as well as an exploration of Blake's influence in terms of mutation.