My interests include Romantic and Victorian British fiction, theories of the literary fantastic, folklore, creative writing (especially prose), popular culture, theories of the novel, and contemporary literature. Currently working on literary treatments of fairyland, Bréton folklore, a collection of literature of the fantastic, two novels, a short-story collection, and several screenplays.
- M.F.A. in Creative Writing, Bowling Green State University - (Bowling Green, Ohio, United States) 2014
- Ph.D. in English Literature, University of Washington - (Seattle, Washington, United States) 2001
- M.A. in English Literature, University of Washington - (Seattle, Washington, United States) 1997
- B.A. in Literature, University of California, Santa Barbara - (Santa Barbara, California, United States) 1995
- Harris, J. M. (2016). Experiences With the Fairies: Tradition, Imagination, and the Media. Northwest Folklore. 13(7), 10-26.
- Harris, J. M. (2016). Shadows of Tradition: 'We Never Really Believed It, But It Was Definitely There'—The Role of Belief and the Mechanics of Legend in Tales of the Spirit World. Northwest Folklore. 14(1), 15-55.
- Harris, J. M. (2015). Ridden. (4),
- Harris, J. M. (2014). Slender and Gray. Riding Light Review. (Halloween Issue), 58-78.
- Harris, J. M. (2014). To Crawl Through Stars.
- Harris, J. M. (2008). Folklore and the Fantastic in Nineteenth-century British Fiction. Ashgate Publishing, Ltd..
- Harris, J. M., & Duncan, B. (2007). Laugh without Guilt: A Clean Joke Book. Northwest Folklore.
- Harris, J. M. (2001). The Troll Tale and Other Scary Stories.
- Harris, J. M. (2013). Scottish 19th Century Highland and Island Folklore: Collectors, Informants, and Materials. Dunnigan, S., & Gilbert, S. (Eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Scottish Traditional Literatures. (pp. 114-114). Edinburgh University Press.