Children's and young adult literature; Victorian literature; Victorian masculinities; medievalism; Arthurian literature; ecocriticism; animality; imperial romance; the adventure novel; post-WW2 fantasy literature; the posthuman.
- ENG1304 American Literature
- ENG2304 The Romantic Period
- ENG1303 British Literature
- ENG2305 The Victorian Period
- ENG4419 Children's Literature in English
2007-2010: First-class BA in English Literature from Merton College, Oxford.
2010-2011: MSt (Distinction) in Medieval Literature from Merton College, Oxford.
2012-2016: PhD in English Literature from the University of York.
2016-2018: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Trust and Risk in Literature Network, Aarhus University.
2018- : Senior Lecturer, British and American Literature, Oslo University.
- Monograph project exploring representations of adventure in children's literature from the late nineteenth century to the present day, through the lens of trust and risk theory. I explore how issues of trust and risk have been mediated through children’s narratives, and how the adventurous child has served, and continues to serve, as a conduit for adult investigations of the social and cultural capital of risk, and anxieties about the changing locus of trust and value at key historical moments.
- Editor, journal special issue Fraud and Forgery in Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century
Main areas of teaching and supervision
- Children's and Young Adult literature
- Victorian literature
- Fantasy literature
- Medievalism/medieval literature
- British and American Studies
- British and American literature
- The Romantic Period