PhD student in English Literature, Royal Holloway

I received my BA in English from Concordia University, Irvine in 2012. I received my MA in English from the Issues in Modern Culture programme at University College London in 2013, and my master's thesis explored the use of Derridean spectral sincerity within the infinite regress of David Foster Wallace's meta-ironic metafiction.

My research primarily focuses on the convergences between twentieth-century continental philosophy and literature. My philosophical areas of interest include Christian existentialism and existential phenomenology, apophatic theology and différance, hyper-reality, the Kantian limit-boundary of imagination and reason, and the infinite Other.

My literary interests focus on the manifestations of epistemological subversion in the works of modern authors such as Beckett, Blanchot, Borges, Camus, Conrad, Faulkner, Flaubert, Joyce, Kafka, Proust, Woolf etc., and how their efforts influenced the subversive postmodern proclivity of American metafictionists and black humorists such as Barth, Barthelme, Burroughs, Danielewski, DeLillo, Ellison, Gaddis, Heller, Morrison, Nabokov, Pynchon, Vonnegut, and Wallace.

Experience

  • –present
    Postgraduate research student, Royal Holloway