I completed my PhD in 2011 and joined the School in 2012, having previously taught at Teesside University.
BA (Leeds), MA (York), PhD (Cambridge)
My current work falls into a few main areas: Victorian poetry, especially Hopkins and Barnes; Victorian literature and religion; nonsense writing. I co-write the annual review essay on Victorian poetry for The Year's Work in English Studies. I am also interested in modernist poetry, especially the work of David Jones and Basil Bunting.
I am completing a book on Hopkins, in which I argue that a close attention to versions of religious experience in his writing alters our understanding of his achievement, revealing a changing and even contingent poet whose work is more diverse than has been recognised. I am also editing a Forum on Hopkins for Religion & Literature.
SEL1030 Approaches to Reading
SEL2204 Victorian Passions
SEL3359 Victorian Dream-Worlds
SEL8340 Republicanism and Memory
SEL8363 Reading Form