I joined the School of English as a research student in 2017. Prior to this I completed my MLitt at the University of Glasgow and my BA at the University of Leeds with an Erasmus year at The Freie Universität in Berlin.
My doctoral research is fully funded by the AHRC through the WRoCAH consortium.
My research interests are wide ranging and include: nineteenth-century literature, twenty-first century literature, American literature, American Studies, literary realism, queer theory, film, visual culture, experimental literature, popular culture, Romantic literature, life writing, contemporary poetry.
My doctoral thesis examines the multiple legacies of nineteenth century New England Transcendentalism in contemporary US fiction, memoir and poetry. It focuses particularly on texts that combine narrative, discursive and poetic forms.
From 2017-18 I co-led a cross-institutional Queer Theory Reading Group which brought together students from York, Sheffield and Leeds to discuss recent work in queer theory. In April 2018 I devised and ran a workshop based on my research as part of the exhibition, The House That Heals the Soul, at The Tetley art gallery in Leeds.
‘Poetry: Reading and Interpretation’, Spring 2019
Postgraduate rep for the School of English (2018-19)
LEAP mentor to undergraduate students on the English Literature degree programme (2018-19)
‘Emersonian Language in A la Recherche du Temps Perdu’, WRoCAH Journal 4 (2018)
Reviews and online articles
‘The Long View: Transcendentalism Now!’ Oxford Culture Review (forthcoming 2018)
‘Review of The Quiet Contemporary American Novel by Rachel Sykes’ for US Studies Online (2018)
‘Review of BrANCA 3rd Biennial Symposium: The “Not Yet” of the Nineteenth-Century U.S, University of Exeter, Nov 2017’, co-authored with Adrienne Mortimer and Mike Kalisch for US Studies Online (2018)
- MLitt Victorian Literature, University of Glasgow, 2017
- BA (hons) English Language and Literature, University of Leeds, 2014