I am a Senior Lecturer in English Literature. I studied at the universities of Oxford and Liverpool and held posts at Chester and Aberystwyth before joining Keele in 2009. I research and work on Romanticism and poetic tradition, the representation of alcohol in literature and culture, the history of emotions and intersections of ageing and gender. I was Editor of The Byron Journal from 2012 until 2019. I am currently editing The Oxford Handbook of Lord Byron and working on a monograph provisionally titled Byron's Feelings. I am also co-organising the British Academy conference, ‘Narratives of Old Age and Gender’ at Carlton House Terrace, London in September 2019. I would be very interested in hearing from you if you are looking to undertake a PhD in any of my areas of specialism, particularly Romantic-period literature and culture.
I convene the following modules at undergraduate level: ENG10027 Reading Literature, ENG20033 Romanticisms, ENG 30057 Dissertation, ENG30073 The Alcohol Question and ENG30059 Romantic Voices. At Masters level I convene ENG40032 Canon, AntiCanon, Context. I currently supervise PhD students working in the following areas: representations of the working poor in C19th English and Russian literature, the Brontes, and Romantic-period travel writing.