At Warwick, I convene the Philosophy and Literature BA with Eileen John in Philosophy, and teach on the English & Comparative Literary Studies BA and MA programs. After studying at Cardiff University (BA English Literature; MA Critical and Cultural Theory) and Warwick University (PhD Comparative Literature), I was a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at Corpus Christi, Oxford. I have held Visiting Fellowships at the University of Madison-Wisconsin, the Huntington Library, California, and Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
I work on late eighteenth and early nineteenth-century literature and religion, with a focus on poetry, and am broadly interested in religion and ecology, affect theory, and philosophy and literature. I'm currently writing Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith for Oxford University Press; and Weird Faith in Nineteenth-Century Literature: Theologies at Work with Mark Knight, with whom I also edit the Bloomsbury monograph series New Directions in Religion and Literature.
With Neil Badmington, I am editor of the Year's Work in Critical and Cultural Theory (Oxford University Press); and serve on the editorial boards of Literature and Theology (Oxford University Press) and the Romanticism pathway of Literature Compass (Blackwell). I'm also a member of the Arts Emergency network.
Recent publications (full list here)
Christina Rossetti: Poetry, Ecology, Faith (Oxford University Press, 2018).
‘Punctive grace: reading religion in Barthes’ Mourning Diary’, Textual Practice, 30.2 (2016), 327-343; republished in, Neil Badmington, ed., Deliberations: The Journals of Roland Barthes (Routledge, 2017).
Convenor: Philosophy and Literature
Senior Tutor (2017–2018)