Director, Arts and Humanities Research Institute, King's College London

I am primarily a literary critic, specialising in the 19th and 20th centuries, and especially in turn-of-the-century and Modernist fiction, criticism, and poetry.

The three main strands of my current and projected research, which frequently intertwine, are the development of Modernist writing; in particular the literary networks associated with Ford Madox Ford, and the relation between Modernism and the First World War; life-Writing, with a particular emphasis on the relation between auto/biography and fiction from 1870-1930; and literary impressionism and its relation to Modernism.


  • –present
    Professor of English, King's College London