Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture, Edinburgh Napier University

I am Lecturer in Twentieth-Century Literature and Culture.

My primary research interests are in the early twentieth century, particularly literature about the First World War. My monograph Writing Disenchantment: British First World War Prose, 1914-30 (Manchester University Press, 2014) argues that disenchantment was not only a post facto response to the war, and conceives it more widely as a condition of modernity. I have written a number of chapters and articles on related authors including Richard Aldington, Ford Madox Ford, and C. E. Montague. I am editing and contributing towards forthcoming special issues on modernism and the First World War, and war and memory.

Other work has come in related areas. My research on ideas about disenchantment led to an article on Aldington's poetry and 'the masses' (Modernist Cultures, 2013); I have also written about mapping and cartographic metaphors in literary studies for a forthcoming volume.

I am Secretary to the Ford Madox Ford Society, and Editor of the New Canterbury Literary Society (Richard Aldington) Newsletter.

Experience

  • –present
    Lecturer in Twentieth Century Literature and Culture, Edinburgh Napier University