Juan L. Pérez-de-Luque
was born in Cordoba (Spain) in 1980. He got his degree and PhD in English Studies at the University of Córdoba, and a MA on English as Tool for Intercultural Communication at the University of Jaén (Spain).
He currently works at the University of Córdoba as assistant professor at the Department of English and German Studies, where he has lectured assorted subjects, among them Discourse Analysis, Popular Literature and Text and Discourse, and he is particularly concerned with the usage of lyrics as a tool for teaching literary contents at the university.
He has been visiting scholar at Trinity College (Ireland), the University of Nottingham (UK), Brown (EE.UU.) and Wheaton College (EE.UU.), and has published several articles and book chapters on H.P. Lovecraft, E.A. Poe and Jeanette Winterson. His main fields of interest are ideological and communitarian readings of horror fiction, witchcraft and fantasy literature in general, and he has participated, among others, in a collective research project that deals with the connections between secrecy and contemporary fiction, focusing his attention on the narrative oeuvre of Jeanette Winterson.