I mostly work on contemporary poetry and the relationships between literature and science. I have published work on JH Prynne, Ted Hughes, irony, the short story and site-specific performance. 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 the co-director of the University of Liverpool’s Literature and Science Hub and I am on the steering groups for the Centre for the Humanities and Social Sciences of Health, Medicine and Technology, The Centre for New and International Writing 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 am currently working on a new project that explores representations of climate change across literature, performance and visual culture. I have written about literature and science in the TLS, Newsweek and the Independent and I am a contributing editor for the quarterly arts journal The White Review.
I welcome applications from prospective graduate students interested in working on any aspect of the Environmental Humanities (including fiction, poetry, performance and visual culture) or post-1945 poetry.
My office hours for the term are 1330-1500 Thursdays in room 3.09, 19-23 Abercromby Square
- William Noble Research Fellowship (University of Liverpool, 2015)