This site contains general teaching-related information that does not fit into the university sites. It’s aimed at my students and not at a general audience. Any information posted here is unofficial and does not replace the information to be found on OCASYS and Nestor.

The site contains links to online articles or reviews that are related to the courses I teach or to articles of general interest to literature students. Bear in mind that just because I post something doesn’t mean that I agree with it.

Although this site is hosted on a blog server it’s not a personal blog and there are no facilities for comments or ratings. Students who have questions should email me or come and see me at an office hour. If anything is unclear, erroneous or broken on the site please let me know.

My contact details, lists of current courses and research interests can be found at http://www.rug.nl/staff/j.flood/index

Any opinions expressed are my own and do not represent departmental or university policy.


The images in the page headers feature the following (all personal photos).



  • Carving of Caspar Olevian (1536-87), the Reformation theologian, Trier
  • Interior of the town hall of Munster
  • Head of the prince bishop of Munster (in the cathedral)
  • Dormition (death-bed scene) of Mary, mother of Jesus, Oldenburg
  • Interior of the cathedral at Aachen
  • Adam and Eve House, Paderborn
  • The Ishtar Gate of Babylon (now in Berlin)


  • Lawrence Sterne monument, Clonmel (birthplace of the novelist)
  • Quaker graveyard, Clonmel
  • The Rock of Cashel
  • Athassel Priory, Cashel
  • Chapel of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth


  • Jerusalem skyline
  • Mountains near Masada


  • Trajan’s Column, Rome
  • St Peter’s Basilica
  • Fresco of Helen and Paris, Pompeii
  • Vase (c. 500 BC) showing Achilles fighting Hector

United Kingdom

  • The Tower of London
  • St Paul’s Cathedral at night
  • The Globe Theatre
  • Canterbury Cathedral (stained glass)
  • HMS Victory, Portsmouth (Admiral Nelson‘s flagship)
  • Gloucester Cathedral
  • Bust of John Milton from Stowe, Buckinghamshire
  • Stained glass from Lincoln Cathedral
  • Goat figures, Lincoln Cathedral
  • Tomb from Burford Church, Oxfordshire
  • Reredos and stained glass image of Archbishop Laud from The Stump (church), Boston
  • Tomb of Richard Beauchamp, Earl of Warwick, Church of St Mary, Warwick
  • Rievaulx Abbey
  • Harrowing of Hell from the interior of the church in Pickering, Yorkshire
  • Tintern Abbey, Wales (the inspiration of Wordsworth’s famous poem)
  • Caerphilly Castle, Wales
  • Neo-gothic interior decoration of Cardiff Castle