Thesis title: Caricature and the Novel after Waterloo
- M.A. English Literature, University of Victoria (British Columbia, Canada)
- B.A. English Literature (Hons) and Linguistics, McGill University (Québec, Canada)
Responsibilities & affiliations
- Web administrator for the Marshallese Arts Project
- Editorial assistant for the new Edinburgh edition of the collected works of Robert Louis Stevenson
- Active member of Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century (SWINC)
- Coordinator of the James Tait Black Prize for biography (2016-18)
- Organiser of the postgraduate 19th Century Reading Group (2016-18)
- Administrative assistant, Centre for the History of the Book (2014-16)
- Co-organiser of the English Literature postgraduate Work in Progress seminar series (2015-16)
- Organiser of postgraduate writing groups and retreats, including LLC Writes (2014-16) and EdJoWriWe (2015, 2016)
- Tutor for Pre-honours course Scottish Literature 2
My doctoral research concerns caricature, broadly conceived as an artistic idiom, with a focus on the novel in the years immediately following the Battle of Waterloo.
My broader research interests include:
- eighteenth and nineteenth century literature
- book history and the history of reading
- historical linguistics and sociolinguistics
- textual criticism
- information science and metadata standards
- digital scholarship and criticism
- visual culture
- the Gothic
- caricature, parody, and pastiche, including photosatire
- comics and graphic novels
- the Frankfurt School
Current project grants
Wolfson Foundation Postgraduate Scholarship in the Humanities (2014-2017); Doctoral Fellowship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2014-2018)
- Historicizing Austen's 'Caricatures'. (Forthcoming in Persuasions On-Line.)
- Venus in Chains: Slavery, Connoisseurship and Masculinity in The Monk. (Forthcoming in Gothic Studies.)
- Wellington’s Rats in the Illustrated Devil’s Walk. Notes and Queries 61.1 (2014): 54-56.
- Camp Ulysses: Versioning, Collation, and the Digital Ulysses at the University of Victoria, 6-15 June 2013. James Joyce Quarterly 49.2 (2012): 217-20.
- Historicising Austen's 'Caricatures'. Presented at 'Sanditon at 200' conference: Trinity College, University of Cambridge, 29-31 March 2017.
- King of the Bean: Saturnalia in Graphic Satires on the Congress of Vienna, 1815. Presented at 'Scotland and France in 1815' symposium organised by Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century (SWINC): Edinburgh, 24 March 2017.
- Gigantic Dwarfs: Caricature and its Discontents in Mary Shelley's Fiction. Presented at 'Romanticism and its Discontents' conference organised by North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR): Berkeley CA, 11-14 August 2016.
- Lyric, Liberty, and Contaminating Associations in Robert Peddie’s Dungeon Harp. Presented at ‘Victorian Communities’ conference organised by Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC): Banff AB, 26-7 April 2014.