I'm an external examiner for undergraduate degrees in English at the University of Sheffield.
MA, DPhil (Oxford)
Literature and culture in Britain and Europe 1750-1840, especially poetry, life-writing and political discourse; Percy Shelley; Mary Shelley; George Crabbe; textual editing; reception; translation; comparative literature.
I've been the sole or main supervisor of nine successfully completed PhDs on the following topics: Italy in Mary Shelley's writings (2002); The influence of James Lind on P. B. Shelley (2002); Wordsworth’s poetry and Trauma theory (2009), Codes of manliness in 1790s writing (2010), Goethe's Faust and the poetry of Byron and Shelley (2011), Memory in Wordsworth and George Eliot (2011), The philosophy of death in the poetry of Wordsworth and Shelley (2012); Political economy in Shelley's prose (2013); The man of feeling and nationhood, 1760-1820 (2013).
I'm currently main supervisor of two PhDs: a Benjaminian interpretation of the dramatic in Coleridge's writings, and a study of P. B. Shelley and the utopian tradition.
I welcome proposals in any area of my research interests from prospective doctoral or postdoctoral researchers.
Birkbeck, University of London (2008); Cambridge (2006); Durham (1996); King's College London (2010); Leeds (2004); Liverpool (2006).
AHRC Research Grant scheme (Co-Investigator, 2002-7); AHRC research leave scheme award (2006-7); British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (2008); AHRB research leave scheme award (1998-9); British Academy Small Research Grant (1998); British Academy Small Research Grant (1991).
The Shelley-Godwin Archive; L'Analisi linguistici e letteraria; The Oxford University Press Edition of the Works of Robert Burns; The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe; The 'representative Romantic Poetry' project, Wordsworth Trust; Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University.
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada; Agenzia Nazionale di Valutazione del Sistema Universitario e della Ricerca (Italy); National Research Foundation (South Africa); Swiss National Science Foundation.
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism; British Association for Romantic Studies; Centre for Nineteenth-Century studies, Durham University.
Bologna (2008); Cambridge (1993, 1998, 2011); Durham (1998, 2007); Geneva (2001); Glasgow (2009, 2012); Gregynog (1992); Leeds (1992, 1997); Leicester (1989); Lerici (2005); Liverpool (1993); London (1991, 2006); Milan (2012); Neuchatel (2005); New York (1997, 2003); Newcastle (2009, 2012); Oxford (1989, 2006, 2010, 2013); St Andrews (2000); Turin (2010); Warwick (2003).
Co-convenor of 'From the Renaissance to the Risorgimento: British Perceptions of Italy as a Nation State, Between Aesthetics and Ethics' Round Table, ESSE 10 conference, University of Turin (2010).
Co-organiser of 'Republican exchanges c.1550-c.1850' conference (http://conferences.ncl.ac.uk/republicanexchanges), Newcastle University (2009).
Convenor of ‘Romantic Republicanism’ Special Session, '(Trans)National Identities/Reimagining Communities' CISR/NASSR conference, University of Bologna (2008).
Co-organiser of 'The Reception of P. B. Shelley in Europe' colloquium, University College, Oxford (2006).
Co-organiser of 'Romanticism's Debatable Lands', The British Association for Romantic Studies Biennial International Conference, Newcastle University (2005).
Co-organiser of 'Refiguring History: Between the Psyche and the Polis', Newcastle University (1999).
St Catherine's College, Oxford (2012); All Souls College, Oxford (2006); St John's College, Oxford (1995).
'Shelley's Ghost' exhibition lunchtime lecture, The Bodleian Library, University of Oxford (2011); 'Memory', Australia Talks, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2007); 'Mary Shelley', Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4 (1997).
I'm lead editor of the fifth and final volume of 'The Poems of Shelley' in the 'Longman Annotated English Poets' series (see 'Projects', below).
Introduction to Literary Studies 2 (SEL1004)
Revolutionary Britain (SEL2203)
Romantic Poetry (SEL3305) - Module Leader
Manuscript, Print, Digital (SEL8353)
Research Training in Literary Studies 1 (SEL8400)