Teaching

I teach, or have taught, courses on modernist and contemporary literature, international literature, short fiction, creative writing, as well as criticism and theory. I am interested in supervising MA and doctoral candidates keen to study canonical modernists such as Joyce, Stein, or Beckett, and/or lesser-known modernists including Mina Loy, Kurt Schwitters, Ivy Compton-Burnett, and Henry Green. Further interests include contemporary vanguard poets. Satire, dissent, affectivity, abjection, and everydayness are key research areas in my own work; I welcome students interested in poetics, avant-garde theory and movements such as Dada, or the relationship between philosophy and literature.

I have supervised doctoral students who examined depictions of space in 1940s literature, modernist hosting and phenomenology, and contemporary poets such as Veronica Forrest-Thomson. I am currently supervising students writing about the origins of English literature as an academic discipline, feminism, monstrosity, transgression, queer theory, bathos, imprisonment, and/or material culture. The various figures these studies encompass include Mina Loy, Beckett, Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, Wyndham Lewis, Hannah Hoch, Q.D. Leavis, Virginia Woolf, Georges Bataille, Judith Butler, Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick, Alison Bechdel, Rob Halpern, and Anna Mendelssohn.