I received my AHRC-funded doctorate from the School of English at the University of Leeds in October 2022.
I previously taught part-time as an Adjunct Lecturer in British Literature and Culture in the Department of Anglophone Studies at the University of Duisburg-Essen in Germany for several years. I taught across a broad literary and cultural spectrum, devising and delivering courses on nineteenth and twentieth century poetry, prose and cultural studies.
I hold a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature and an MA by Directed Research in English from the University of Liverpool.
From March–August 2021 I worked on the archival project ‘Anthony Burgess on Tape’ with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, exploring the Foundation’s extensive audio archive to produce an item-level catalogue, draw connections across Burgess’ wide-ranging oeuvre, and further public engagement with Burgess’ work. I took part in an interview on the Burgess Foundation Podcast about the project.
My research interests include:
- Victorian literature
- Modernist and inter-war literature
- walking & authorship
- theories of embodiment and affect
Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, School of English, University of Leeds:
- Modern Fictions in English: Conflict, Liminality, Translation
- Victorian Literature
- Prose: Reading and Interpretation
Adjunct Lecturer (Part-Time) in British Literature and Culture, Department of Anglophone Studies, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany (2015–2018):
- The Urban Wanderer in Literature
- Postmodern Rewritings of Victorian Fiction
- Gothic Women Writers
- The North of England: Radical Perspectives
- Multicultural Britain
- The Social Problem Novel
“Sharp, queer, uncertain happiness”: walking as feminist “affective militancy” in May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier (1919) and The Three Sisters (1914). Isabelle Brasme, Leslie de Bont, and Florence Marie, eds. May Sinclair in her Time: Reappraising May Sinclair’s Role in Early 20th-Century Literature and Philosophy (Montpellier: Presses Universitaires de la Méditerrannée, Montpellier 3 University) (in process)
- “In isolation human power is limited, in combination it is infinite”: Tracing Ludwig Feuerbach’s Essence of Christianity through Daniel Deronda. The George Eliot Review, No.45 (2014): 8–15. Winner of the George Eliot Fellowship Essay Prize 2014.
- White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Doctoral Training Partnership (Arts and Humanities Research Council): Doctoral Studentship (2018–2022)
- George Eliot Fellowship Essay Prize (2014)
Selected conference papers
- “Sharp, queer, uncertain happiness”: Walking as feminist “affective militancy” in May Sinclair’s Mary Olivier. Networking May Sinclair, Université de Nantes, Nantes, France, 2021.
- “She would fight for freedom, but not in their way and not at their bidding”: Demonstration as feminist walking practice in May Sinclair’s The Tree of Heaven. A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in Times of Pandemics and Climate Change, Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden, 2020.
- “Objectless wandering”? Mapping morality onto peripatetic practice in Adam Bede. George Eliot 2019: An International Bicentenary Conference, University of Leicester, Leicester, United Kingdom, 2019.
- “What do we live for, if it is not to make life less difficult for each other?” Middlemarch as a re-visioning of Spinoza’s Ethics. George Eliot and Her Circle Conference, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2017.
- Researcher, ‘Anthony Burgess on Tape’: a Research Exchange Project in partnership with the International Anthony Burgess Foundation and WRoCAH (2021). I wrote three blog posts, ‘Exporing the recordings of the ‘showman’ Anthony Burgess’ , ‘The Anthony Burgess tapes: from Larry King to Nordic myths’, and ‘Chest of curiosities: exploring Anthony Burgess archive recordings’ as part of the project.
- Co-Chair, Victorian Research Seminar and Victorian Reading Group, School of English, University of Leeds (2020–21)
- WRoCAH Mentor (2020–21)
- School of English Postgraduate Research Student Representative (2019–20)
- Co-Organiser, Annual White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities Conference (AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership) (2019)
- University of Leeds - PhD in English Literature
- University of Liverpool - MA by Directed Research in English (Distinction)
- University of Liverpool - BA English Language and Literature (First Class Honours)