QUALIFICATIONS

2016

MLitt Modern and Contemporary Literature and Culture, University of St Andrews.

  • Dissertation: Classical Music and Graphic Narratives (distinction).

2012

BA (Hons) English, Staffordshire University.

  • Dissertation: European Postmodernism in the Novels of Umberto Eco (first class).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2018-2020

Postgraduate Teaching Assistant, University of Leeds.

2013/14

English Teacher and Lecturer, Changsha Social Work College.

2013

English Teacher, Jinghuayuan School (Summer School).


RESEARCH POSITIONS

2019

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

2020-

Editor of AC Review of Books.

2019

Regular Contributor to the Ploughshares Blog (12-month contract).

Co-Editor, Alluvium Journal. 7.4.


PRIZES & SCHOLARSHIPS

2019

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.”

2018

BAAS Postgraduate Essay Prize, British Association for American Studies [£500]

  • Awarded for “Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.”

2017

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.


JOURNAL ARTICLES

2019

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.

2018

Landscape and Masculinity in Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms.” US Studies Online. 13th November, n.p.

2017

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.

2016

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.


INTERVIEWS

2020

Bad Environmentalism: Interview with Nicole Seymour.” AC Review of Books. 1.1, pp. 11-15.

2019

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.


REVIEWS

2020

The Cambridge History of the Graphic Novel, edited by Jan Baetens, Hugo Frey, and Stephen E. Tabachnick. The Library. 21.1, pp. 132–134.

2019

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.

2018

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.


OTHER WRITING

2020

Editorial.” AC Review of Books. 1.1, pp. i-iii.

2019

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 WestPloughshares 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.

2018

Umberto Eco and the Nature of Europe.” Ploughshares Blog. 12th January.

2016

How E. M. Forster and Igor Stravinsky thought about the ‘Primitive.’” READ (Research English at Durham) Blog. 1st July.