I mostly work on the Environmental Humanities, contemporary poetry and the relationships between literature and science. After teaching at Queen Mary and UCL, I joined the department as the William Noble Research Fellow in 2015 and was made a lecturer in 2017. I am co-director of the Literature and Science Hub and on the steering groups for the Centre of New and International Writing, CHSSoHMT and the Liverpool Literary Festival. My first monograph, Poetry and the Anthropocene, explores questions of ecology, biology and technology in contemporary British and Irish poetry, and was published by Routledge in 2017. I have published widely about literature, science and environment for both an academic and public audience, and I am a contributing editor for the quarterly arts journal The White Review.
Current projects/interests include: the aesthetics of climate change across literature, performance and visual culture; energy humanities (particularly ‘petro-culture’ and in relation to Merseyside); apocalypse; and the intersections of the Environmental and Medical Humanities.
I welcome applications from prospective graduate students interested in working on any aspect of the Environmental Humanities (including fiction, poetry, performance, film and art) or post-1945 poetry.
My office hours for the term are 1330-1500 Thursdays in room 3.09, 19-23 Abercromby Square.