PhD English, University of Leeds.
- Thesis: Ecomasculinities and the Old West in U.S. Literature, 1970-Present.
MLitt Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of St Andrews.
- Dissertation: Classical Music and Graphic Narratives (distinction).
BA (Hons) English, Staffordshire University.
- Dissertation: European Postmodernism in the Novels of Umberto Eco (first class).
Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds.
English Teacher and Lecturer, Changsha Social Work College.
English Teacher, Jinghuayuan School (Summer School).
Research Assistant & Copy Editor (March-July).
- Worked on Another West: The Globalization of the Comic Book Western, edited by Professor Christopher Conway and Professor Antoinette Sol. University of Nebraska Press.
EDITORIAL & WRITING WORK
Editor of AC Review of Books.
Regular Contributor to the Ploughshares Blog (12-month contract).
Co-Editor, Alluvium Journal. 7.4.
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 Doctoral Scholarship, School of English, University of Leeds [fees + stipend over 3 years].
“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.
“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.
“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 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.
God and the Green Divide: Religious Environmentalism in Black and White by Amanda J. Baugh. Journal of American Culture. 41.1, pp. 92-93.
“Editorial.” AC Review of Books. 1.1, pp. i-iii.
“Uncanny Masculinities.” Ploughshares Blog. 9th December.
“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 Unexpected Feminism of Elena Ferrante’s Scorned Woman.”Ploughshares Blog. 25th June.
“Epicurean Happiness in a Post-Post-Apocalyptic World.” Ploughshares Blog. 24th May.
“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.