2020-Present. English Teacher, Derby Moor Academy.
2014-Present. Freelance Writer, Self-employed.
2019-2020. Editor, AC Review of Books.
2019. Research Assistant & Copy Editor, Professor Christopher Conway, University of Texas at Arlington.
2019. Blogger, Ploughshares Journal.
2019. Editorial Staff, Alluvium Journal.
2018-2019. Seminar Tutor, University of Leeds, English.
2013-2014. Lecturer, Changsha Social Work College.
2013. English Teacher, Jinghuayuan School.
PGCE Secondary Education (Leadership in Learning), Birmingham City University.
- QTS awarded July 2021.
MLitt Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of St Andrews.
- Dissertation: Classical Music and Graphic Narratives (distinction).
TESOL Certification, Xiangtan University.
BA (Hons) English, Staffordshire University.
- Dissertation: European Postmodernism in the Novels of Umberto Eco (first class).
PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS
ISAANZ Postgraduate Essay Prize, Irish Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand [$300AUD]
- Awarded for “The Politics of Silence: Navigating Violence and the Nation in Seamus Heaney’s North and Roberto Bolaño’s By Night in Chile.”
BAAS Postgraduate Essay Prize, British Association for American Studies [£500]
- Awarded for “Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.”
BACLS Postgraduate Essay Prize, British Association for Contemporary Literary Studies [£150]
- Awarded for “The musicalization of graphic narratives and P. Craig Russell’s graphic novel operas, The Magic Flute and Salomé.”
John Barnard Scholarship, School of English, University of Leeds.
“George Eliot’s Debt to Richard Wagner: Daniel Deronda and The Flying Dutchman.” George Eliot Review. 52, pp. 42-50.
“Forming Ecomasculinities through Deep Ecology in Gravity’s Rainbow.” The Trumpeter. 36.1, pp. 42-62.
“The Politics of Silence: Navigating Violence and the Nation in Seamus Heaney’s North and Roberto Bolaño’s By Night in Chile.” Australasian Journal of Irish Studies. 19, pp. 75-90.
“Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.” US Studies Online. 13th November, n.p.
“The Musicalization of Graphic Narratives and P. Craig Russell’s Graphic Novel Operas, The Magic Flute and Salomé.” Studies in Comics. 8.1, pp. 7-28.
“The Greening of Postmodern Discourse in Margaret Atwood’s Oryx and Crake and Graham Swift’s Waterland.” Margaret Atwood Studies. 10, pp. 4-19.
“‘Man is the Measure’: The Individual and the Tribe in Modernist Representations of the Primitive.” Postgraduate English. 32.1, pp. 1-22.
“Ecomasculinity, Ecomasculinism and the Superhero Genre: Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing“. Men, Masculinities and Earth: Contending with the (m)Anthropocene. Paul M. Pule and Martin Hultman (eds.). Palgrave McMillan, pp. 417-432.
“RHYTHM” and “REPETITION”. Key Terms in Comics Studies. Simon Grennan, Erin La Cour and Rik Spanjers (eds.) Palgrave Macmillan.
“Bad Environmentalism: Interview with Nicole Seymour.” AC Review of Books. 1.1, pp. 11-15.
“Doomed Quests in the Old West: An Interview with Dominique Scali, author of In Search of New Babylon.” Western American Literature. 54.2, pp. 193-204.
The Fundamentals of Teaching by Mike Bell. TES. 1st November.
How to Think Like Shakespeare by Scott Newstok. TES. 19th June.
The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel, edited by Jan Baetens, Hugo Frey, and Stephen E. Tabachnick. The Library. 21.1, pp. 132–134.
Prairie Fires: The American Dreams of Laura Ingalls Wilder by Caroline Fraser. Cleveland Review of Books. 14th November.
Cecilia Bartoli’s ‘Antonio Vivaldi.’ OperaWire. 30th March.
HBO’s Deadwood. Middle West Review. 4.2, pp. 155-159.
God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White by Amanda J. Baugh. Journal of American Culture. 41.1, pp. 92-93.
Sovereignty and Superheroes by Neal Curtis. ImageTexT. 9.3, n.p.
“The Radical Politics of A Christmas Carol“. Ploughshares blog. 24th December.
“Lack of Covid Guidance puts Pregnant Teachers at Risk“. TES. 8th June.
“Uncanny Masculinities.” Ploughshares Blog. 9th December.
“The Woman in The Woman in the Dunes.” Ploughshares Blog. 7th November.
“Academic Book Reviews Deserve Some Respect.” Inside Higher Ed. 3rd October.
“Shakespeare’s Scheming Women.” Ploughshares Blog. 30th September.
“Imagination and the American West” Ploughshares Blog. 27th August.
“Editorial vol. 7 No. 4.” Alluvium, 7.4, n.p. (with Julia Ditter and Sam Cutting). 22nd August, n.p.
“The Cozy Horror of the Fairytale Mode in The Pillowman.” Ploughshares Blog. 23rd July.
“The Unexpected Feminism of Elena Ferrante’s Scorned Woman.”Ploughshares Blog. 25th June.
“Epicurean Happiness in a Post-Post-Apocalyptic World.” Ploughshares Blog. 24th May.
“Art and Power in Julian Barnes’ The Noise of Time.” Ploughshares Blog. 20th April.
“The Fiction of Genius.” Ploughshares Blog. 25th March.
“George Eliot and Wagnerian Opera.” Ploughshares Blog. 21st February.
“Difficult Novels.” Ploughshares Blog. 30th January.
“Umberto Eco and the Nature of Europe.” Ploughshares Blog. 12th January.
“How E. M. Forster and Igor Stravinsky thought about the ‘Primitive.’” READ (Research English at Durham) Blog. 1st July.