Thesis title: Creatures, Colonies, and the Collective: Unsettling Agency in Contemporary EcoGothic Fiction
MSt English (1900-present), University of Oxford, 2019
MA (Hons) English Literature, University of Edinburgh, 2018
Responsibilities & affiliations
Reader, James Tait Black Prize for Fiction (2021, 2022)
Fiction Editor, Epilogue Magazine (2019–)
Member, Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment
My doctoral research on the 'ecoGothic' brings together contemporary Gothic fiction with recent work in the environmental humanities on climate collapse, deep time, and extractivism. The thesis considers the capacities of the twenty-first-century novel to address environmental crises, using the Gothic's preoccupations with history, inheritance, and resurgent temporalities to explore the historical and political dimensions of collapse.
Current research interests20th- and 21st-century fiction, ecocriticism, climate collapse, non-linear temporality, resistance narratives, the EcoGothic
Current project grants
Carnegie PhD Scholarship (2020-2023)
Past project grants
The Cross Trust (2019)
Scottish International Education Trust (2019)
The McGlashan Trust (2019)
The Acorn Trust (2019)
David Masson Scholarship, University of Edinburgh (2018)
Santander Travel Award, University of Edinburgh (2018)
September 2022 – (Upcoming) Presenting paper 'Queer Ecology and Environmental Time in K-Ming Chang's Bestiary'. ASLE-UKI Biennial Conference, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, 6–8 September 2022.
June 2022 – Presented paper ‘“Nothing is proved, nothing is known”: The Ethics of Virginia Woolf’s Scepticism’. 31st Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf. Lamar University, Texas (online), 9–12 June 2022.
August 2021 – Presented paper ‘“The totality of this mid-Collapse condition”: The Plurality of Jeff VanderMeer’s Southern Reach Trilogy’. EmergencE/Y: ASLE Virtual Conference, 26 July–6 August 2021.
- (Upcoming) Review of The Morning Star by Karl Ove Knausgaard. Gothic Nature, Issue IV, Spring 2023.
- ‘Lament for an Endling’. Poem. Epilogue Magazine, 17 January 2022, http://epiloguemag.com/2022/01/lament-for-an-endling/.