Academic Director (Newcastle University), AHRC Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership.
Programme external examiner for undergraduate degrees in English at the University of Sheffield.
MA, DPhil (Oxford)
Introduction to Literary Studies 2 (SEL1004)
Revolutionary Britain, 1789-1832 (SEL2203)
Research Training in Literary Studies 2 (SEL8450)
Literature of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, especially the Romantic period; poetry (Percy Bysshe Shelley and William Wordsworth in particular); the writings of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley and Dorothy Wordsworth; life-writing; republican discourse; translation; bibliography; manuscript studies; reception history; textual editing in the nineteenth century.
I've been sole or main supervisor of ten successfully completed PhD theses -- six of them fully funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and one by the Overseas Research Students Awards Scheme -- and second supervisor of a further four. I'm currently main supervisor of an AHRC-funded PhD (on the utopian in P. B. Shelley's writings). I welcome inquiries from high calibre applicants interested in pursuing doctoral research in any area of my research interests.
Birkbeck, University of London (2008); Bristol (2015); Cambridge (2006); Durham (1996); King's College London (2010); Leeds (2004); Liverpool (2006, 2014).
The Shelley-Godwin Archive; The Oxford University Press Edition of the Works of Robert Burns; The Reception of British and Irish Authors in Europe (ex officio); Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies; 'Artists, Academics and Ancient Texts Performance Workshops' (AHRC Collaborative Skills Development Award (ECR-led strand)).
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.
I'm a member of the British Association for Romantic Studies, the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, the Hazlitt Society, the Keats-Shelley Association of America, the Keats-Shelley Memorial Association and the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism. I'm also a Friend of The Wordsworth Trust.
BBC Four, The Secret Life of Books, Frankenstein (2014); 'Memory', Australia Talks, Australian Broadcasting Corporation (2007); 'Mary Shelley', Woman's Hour, BBC Radio 4 (1997).
Modern Humanities Research Association Research Associateship (2014-15); British Academy Overseas Conference Grant (2008); AHRC research leave award (2006-7); AHRC Research Grant (Co-Investigator, 2002-7); AHRB research leave award (1998-9); British Academy Small Research Grant (1998, 1991).
The Huntington Library, San Marino, California (2014); St Catherine's College, Oxford (2012); All Souls College, Oxford (2006); St John's College, Oxford (1995).
City University of New York (1997); Durham University (1998, 2007, 2014); Fordham University, New York (2003); Lerici (2005); Queen's University Belfast (2014); School of Advanced Study, University of London (2006); Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano (2012); Università di Bologna (2008); Università di Torino (2010); Université de Genève (2001); Université de Neuchâtel (2005); University of Cambridge (1993, 1998, 2011); University of Glasgow (2009, 2012); University of Leeds (1992, 1997); University of Leicester (1989); University of Liverpool (1993); University of Oxford (1989, 2006, 2010, 2013); University of St Andrews (2000); University of Warwick (2003); Washington, D.C. (2014).
I'm co-ordinating the fifth and final volume of the 'Longman Annotated English Poets' edition of 'The Poems of Shelley'. Jack Donovan, Kelvin Everest, Francesco Rognoni and I are editing the poems in this volume. The project is supported by a Modern Humanities Research Association Research Associateship in 2014-15.