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Lecturer in the Department of English Literature, University of Reading

My research bridges Victorian and modern literature, looking at how intellectual history can help us understand the changing form of the novel. My first book, Henry James and the Art of Impressions (OUP, 2020), places the fiction and non-fiction of Henry James in dialogue with an interdisciplinary history of the 'impression', drawing in philosophy, psychology, the visual arts, and modern critical theory.

My interest in the relationship between literature and philosophy has also prompted work exploring how continental philosophy (Heidegger, Bergson) can historicize modernist form in James Joyce's Ulysses, especially its representation of the material world and the 'stream of consciousness'. I am also interested more broadly in the fin-de-siècle, modernism, and narrative theory.

My research interests include literature and philosophy, psychoanalysis, James Joyce, Henry James, and Virginia Woolf.


  • 2018–present
    Lecturer , University of Reading
  • 2012–2018
    Fellow by Examination, Magdalen College, Oxford


  • 2014 
    University of Oxford, D.Phil.


  • 2020
    Henry James and the Art of Impressions, Oxford University Press
  • 2016
    'Joyce, Heidegger, and the Material World of "Ulysses": "Ithaca" as Inventory', James Joyce Quarterly 54.1-2