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Assistant Professor in Applied English, University of Nottingham

My research is in global Gothic, folklore and fairy tale literature, and particularly the relationships between these fields: my monograph on The Gothic Fairy Tale (forthcoming with Manchester University Press) traces the development of the Gothic fairy tale as a distinct genre, and I have edited a special issue of Gothic Studies on Gothic Folklore and Fairy Tale. I have also co-edited an essay collection, Folklore and Nation in Britain and Ireland, and am writing book chapters and articles on folkloric eco-Gothic in East and Southeast Asia. I have also published on the representation of alchemy in contemporary fiction, wine in Romantic poetry, and contemporary fairy tale fiction.

I have published poetry in The Cadaverine, InPrint, The Apple Anthology, Eyewear Press's Best New British and Irish Poets 2018, and short fiction in Cut the Clouds. I have been shortlisted for the Overton Prize, Highly Commended in the Aurora Competition, and was the runner up in the 2017 Melita Hume Prize for a first full poetry collection for Your Brain Cells Sing When They Die, which was published by Black Spring Press Group in 2021.