BA (Otago)

MA (Victoria)

PhD (Melbourne)


‘Postcolonial and Transnational Modernism’ in Bashir Abu Manneh (ed), After Said: Postcolonial Literary Studies in the Twenty-First Century. Cambridge UP, 2019.

‘Historical Fiction and Political Regeneration’ in Eileen Pollard and Berthold Schoene (ed.), Accelerated Times: British Literature in Transition 1980 – 2000 (Cambridge UP, 2019).

‘Pacific Doors: Earle Birney, Allen Curnow, and Pacific Modernisms’, Studies in Canadian Literature / Études en littérature canadienne, 43: 1, 2018.

‘Short Fiction in Aotearoa/New Zealand’, The Oxford History of the Novel in English, vol. 12 (Oxford UP, 2017).

‘Bobby Burns on the Wallaby: Scottish Literature and Antipodean Labour’, Scottish Literary Review 9:2, 2017.

‘While History Happens Elsewhere: Fiction and Political Quietism’ in A History of New Zealand Literature, ed. Mark Williams (Cambridge UP, 2016)

Writing the 1926 General Strike: Literature, Culture, Politics, co-authored with Charles Ferrall (Cambridge UP, 2015).

‘Failing Better: Iron Council, Benjamin, Revolution’ in Caroline Edwards and Tony Venezia (eds.), China Miéville: Critical Essays (Canterbury: Gylphi, 2015).

Blog Posts


    Futility and Anarchy? British Literature in Transition 1920 – 1940, co-edited with Charles Ferrall, is due out from Cambridge UP in January 2019.

    My current major project is a book-length study of Tōkyō in the English-language literary imagination.


    Modernist Studies Association

    Association for Scottish Literary Studies



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