I am a PhD student at Manchester Metropolitan working on ‘The Theology of the Early British Gothic: 1760-1830’. I am an Associate Lecturer who has taught on survey courses, critical theory, the long eighteenth century and the Early British Gothic.


PhD ongoing – Manchester Metropolitan University – 2016-9 – ‘The Theology of the Early British Gothic’

PGCLTHE  ongoing – Manchester Metropolitan University – 2017-9

MLitt The Gothic Imagination – Stirling University – 2015-6 – ‘Rethinking Gothic Romance: Gothic Masculinity and the work of Georgette Heyer’

CELTA – 2008

MA (Hons) Russian and Spanish – St Andrews – 2003-7 – ‘Я твой раб: Women in Lermontov’

Work Shared in CORE


Other Publications

2018 – ‘The Theo-aesthetics of the Early British Gothic’ – Sheffield Gothic/Gothic Bible project blog – http://sheffieldgothicreadinggroup.blogspot.com/2018/01/gothic-bible-theo-aesthetics-of-early.html

2018 – ‘Gothic Fairy-Tales and Deleuzian Desire’ in Palgrave Communications 4: Studies in horror and the Gothic, https://www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0106-8

2017 – ‘Byron and the ‘ruins’ of Newstead Abbey’ in Writing Britain’s Ruins edited by Michael Carter, Peter Lindfield and Dale Townshend, (British Library Publishing)

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

May 2019 – Sheffield University – Sheffield Reimagining – “You shouldn’t have killed my cat” vs. “I am Your God”: Gothic masculinity and demonic aesthetics in Critical Role.


BSECS member

Associate Fellow of the HEA

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